What Is Workplace?

Facebook has today launched a new social platform called “Workplace” which will allow companies to become more connected and collaborate easily with one another. The service has been known as “Facebook at Work” and has around 1,000 businesses already signed up and using it regularly. But it has now been re-branded as Workplace and hopes to take on rival services like Google Spaces and Slack two other popular collaborative tools. Facebook has said this on their blog:

“We’ve brought the best of Facebook to the workplace — whether it’s basic infrastructure such as News Feed, or the ability to create and share in Groups or via chat, or useful features such as Live, Reactions, Search and Trending posts. This means you can chat with a colleague across the world in real time, host a virtual brainstorm in a Group, or follow along with your CEO’s presentation on Facebook Live.”

How Much Will Workplace Cost?

When you sign up to Facebook’s new service you will get  a three-month trial, to help you decide if this is the right platform for you and your business. After that, you have three options depending on how many users you have. Pricing ranges between $1.00 to $3.00 so it is not an extortionate amount of money, another benefit is you can cancel the service anytime you like as you are not tied into any long term contract.

Will Your Business Use Workplace?

Will Workplace replace your current collaborative tool of choice? Or will you stick with what you are familiar with? We would love to hear about what collaborative tools you use.