Facebook launches Workplace (formerly known as Facebook at Work), An enterprise-focused messaging and social networking service

Facebook has finally officially launched the Facebook at Work with the all new name – Workplace. The service has been in testing since last 20 months in a closed beta program with select companies. And now, the Facebook has introduced the Workplace – an enterprise-focused messaging and social networking service. The Facebook Workplace is now available to any company or organization that wants to use it. Workplace is available as a desktop as well as mobile app.


Workplace (formerly known as Facebook at Work)- a version of the Facebook for the co-workers of any enterprise, company or organization. The Workplace includes the basic features of the Facebook such as News Feed, Groups both for your own company and with others,  ability to create and share in Groups or via chat, Chat direct messaging, Live video, Reactions, translation features, and video and audio calling.


In addition to all this, it also features unique Workplace-only features such as a dashboard with analytics and integrations with single sign-on, as well as Multi-Company Groups that allow employees from different organizations to work together.


Workplace is not Free

Workplace by Facebook is free only if you’re a nonprofit or educational institution, otherwise it charges to all other enterprises and organizations, but there is a three month free trial. After that, Workplace charges by monthly active users — defined in this case as opening up and using Workplace at least once in the month. Workplace pricing is as follow:

  • $3 per user per month for up to 1,000 monthly active users
  • $2 for between 1,001 and 10,000 monthly active users
  • $1 for more than 10,000 monthly active users

This all come with:

  • Unlimited file, photo, and video storage
  • Unlimited team and project groups
  • Live video streaming
  • Monitoring tools for IT teams
  • 1:1 support for administrators
  • Secure collaboration between companies
  • Single-sign on (SSO) support
  • Integration with G Suite, Okta, OneLogin, Ping, Windows Azure AD

According to the Facebook, “People work in different ways, around the world, and Workplace’s mission is to help them stay connected.” Now, more than 1,000 organizations around the world use Workplace. The top five countries using Workplace are India, the US, Norway, UK and France. For more information, or to get Workplace by Facebook for your company, visit workplace.fb.com.


Leave a Reply