Facebook is the leading social networking site in the world; however, using it at work can get you in grave-deep trouble.
As a result, most companies or rather working class have reserved logging into their Facebook accounts for lunch breaks.
Well, good news for you as Facebook at Work is coming your way very soon, Facebook says. At the moment, the product is still in beta testing and since January, more than 100 companies have applied to test it. There are already some cool office communication tools available in the workplace today, among them Slack and Yammer. However, Facebook’s app will be free of charge for the basic features, but it will require the users to pay for it to access more features.
As earlier noted, there is already a strong competition in the current market of office communication tools. So, what makes Facebook confident that it will succeed?
Facebook at Work is different from other office communication tools
Facebook has over 1.5 billion users and with the introduction of a new Facebook at Work tool, it won’t be hard for the tool to be known by potential users. Early reports suggest that the tool works in a similar manner as the usual site where users must log in with their Facebook credentials.
When compared to others like Slack, the new Facebook for Work tool is more robust. In addition to group message and file sharing, this tool will also be handy when it comes to organizing group projects, teams as well as inter-office socialization. Furthermore, the admins of the groups can easily make their announcements on the platform and users can also get a spot where they can discuss issues as well as ask for any help. All of these have been placed in a very familiar News Feed.
On the other hand, Microsoft’s Yammer has tightly been integrated into the new Office 365. The tool has been included in the Microsoft Enterprise edition packages of this cloud-based suite, which is obvious that it must be paid for before using it.
Facebook at Work, on the other hand, has an initial free version for all companies, but the enterprise version requires business entities to pay for it. This paid version also offers more features than the free version. This is actually a huge advantage that Facebook has over its competitor, Yammer. However, Slack offers the same platform as Facebook’s where businesses must pay in order to access additional features, for instance, archive their messaging history.