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Facebook launches Workplace, India among top 5 countries using its new app

Facebook on Monday announced the launch of its new app Workplace. Formerly known as Facebook at Work, the company claims its new app Workplace is being used by more than 1,000 organizations around the world.

BT Online | October 12, 2016 | Updated 11:02 IST
Facebook launches Workplace, India among top 5 countries using its new app

Facebook on Monday announced the launch of its new app Workplace. Formerly known as Facebook at Work, the company claims its new app Workplace is being used by more than 1,000 organizations around the world.

India was among the top 5 countries using Workplace during its beta testing phase. Other countries include Norway, US, UK and France. The Workplace team at Facebook has grown significantly from a single team in London, to an international team across three continents - North America, Europe and Asia, the company said.

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"Workplace will have Multi-Company Groups, shared spaces that allow employees from different organizations to work together, to extend collaboration beyond your company in a safe and secure way. These will be rolling out to all customers in the coming weeks," the company said.

Workplace will have basic Facebook features like News Feed, ability to create and share in Groups or via chat, or useful features such as Live, Reactions, Search and Trending posts. Other features include dashboard with analytics and integrations with single sign-on, in addition to identity providers that allow companies to more easily integrate Workplace with their existing IT systems.

Facebook also announced a pricing model that is based on a monthly fee per active user. The more active users an organization has, the less they pay per user, a press release of the company said.

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