Workplace by Facebook is a private social network platform that allows organizations and companies to connect and transform how you work with other members in your team. It offers a wide range of tools and functionalities for you to choose from, all designed to provide an efficient medium for communication and collaboration.
With Workspace, you can organize events, share information, join groups and more. It’s similar to what Facebook offers but catered primarily to businesses instead.
With Workplace, both managers and staff can come together in a central communication hub. This platform helps you send messages en masse, schedule events and record videos.
Your entire business is transformed thanks to Facebook features you’re already familiar with. Overall, Workplace provides simple tools, instant updates, team spaces, broadcast options and messaging tools.
Workplace has been working on features for people to stay connected and productive while working from home. It’s suitable for businesses of all sizes and it can be deployed and installed on Mac, Windows, Android, iOS or as a cloud-based and SaaS solution.
Here are the following features offered by Workplace:
This feature is self-explanatory. Complete with emojis, GIFs, stickers and emojis, you can communicate with members of your team in a dynamic way. You can easily reach out to them to share ideas, talk about the projects, make quick decisions and complete tasks faster. It provides a tool, available in all platforms such as iOS, Desktop and Android to have better communications.
Remote work is popular these days and with Workplace, video chat allows you to stay in touch with your employees. You can still conduct business meetings and conferences using Workplace’s video chat feature. This allows you to talk to them from behind a screen and discuss important aspects for your business.
Just as the name suggests, this feature provides a space for people to group together and work on important projects. You can assign tasks, tag colleagues, share feedback and post updates about your progress. You can also decide if the groups should be open, closed or secret. This gives you control on which people can see the content within these spaces.
This feature helps you connect and find people within your organizations. This helps you set up people and their respective profiles and positions in a chart. By doing so, people checking out your company or organization can view individual profiles and team information. It’s also easier to see who is in charge of HR, content, products and other aspects of business.
The News feed in your Workplace is similar to the front page of a newspaper. The most important happenings and events are plastered on the front page. Every time you open your Workplace, the news feed is the first thing you’ll see. Using personalized features and advanced AI, you’ll be updated on the progress of key tasks and important projects in a stream of posts.
This keeps you organized and notified regarding any drastic changes or significant improvements about your business. Additionally, just like on Facebook, you can react to posts and comment under them.
Workplace by Facebook is a software solution that gives you access to intuitive benefits such as :
Enhanced communication and collaboration
Communication tools on Workplace allow for efficient communication and collaboration between teams and users on the platform through workplace, group and video chat.
Workplace allows for users, teams and organisations to measure engagement and productivity of a team based on analysis and metrics compiled by the platform.
The integrated tools of the platform help organizations and teams better handle their processes and improve operations within relevant departments.
By providing a collaborative environment for teams, users can receive instant feedback on changes to projects and use the chat functions to get feedback in real-time for other users.
Easy to use interface
The entire interface is also very easy on the eyes, minimizing any confusion and problems when setting up groups or conducting online meetings.
Workplace’s pricing packages are catered to specific business needs and sizes. It’s categorized according to core features, available integrations, admin tools and security options. Depending on your plan, you can access different levels of trial versions.
This package is completely free and most suitable for teams. You get to work with up to 50 project groups. When it comes to core features, you’ll get to benefit from workplace chat, group video calls, auto-translations, mobile apps, live video streaming and collaboration tools catered for different companies. In terms of file storage, each person is allowed 5 GB.
You also get access to directory integrations, which include productivity tools such as Quip, Trello, Google Drive and Dropbox. These features are designed to increase efficiency and performance within the workforce.
Admin features include the tools and functionalities to manage and monitor your Workplace easily. You can also gain insightful data to make important decisions to further your business.
Essential is supported by Workplace’s Help Centre and Customer Resource Centre.
Considered as the most popular plan, Advanced is priced at $4.00 per user and per month. It’s free for the first 30 days. If you like the package, you can subscribe to it after the free version is over. Currently, Workplace offers discounts for frontline, charity and educational institutions. This plan is most suitable for organizations that have a large workforce.
Advanced lets you add unlimited team and project groups. It has all the features offered in Essential with a few additional ones such as Org Chart, Safety Check and Surveys. Each person is also allowed 1 TB of file storage space. You can also pay for frontline add-on at a price of $1.50 per person per month.
The integrations included in this package allow for directory integrations, APIs for bots and custom integrations.
All admin features offered by Workplace are included in Advanced. This means companies and organizations can benefit from the following: admin controls, Insights, monitoring tools, active directory integrations and the ability to mark certain tasks as important.
Advanced is protected by single sign-on, SOC2, ISO27001 compliance and 24/7 support with a guaranteed 24-hour initial response time.
Enterprise is priced at $8.00 per person and per month. A free trial isn’t currently available but you’re more than welcome to contact them for a demo. It offers discounts for frontline industries, especially amidst the pandemic. This plan is best used for complex organizations.
Enterprise is similar to Advanced, but instead of just 1 TB of file storage per person, this package offers unlimited space to work with. Also, you get to benefit from Enterprise Live, a feature that helps you stream Live videos using peer-to-peer technology.
This package also has rich integrations with other platforms, similar to the previous plan. What makes Enterprise different from Advanced is its added feature: Multi-SSO, which allows multiple sign-on features to several users.
When it comes to support and security, Workplace has everything covered for Enterprise. It has single sign-on (SSO), compliance for SOC 2 and ISO 27001, 24/7 support access at a 4-hour initial response time, a dedicated support team, priority solution and early access to brand-new features. This is most useful for larger, complex organizations. The more employees you have, the more issues and problems the support team needs to fix.
Overall, Workplace is simple and easy to use for all types of businesses and sizes. If you use Facebook, then you won’t have a problem working with Workplace as Workplace is handled by Facebook. Its interface, features and layout are very similar.
Workplace is catered specifically for businesses and fits the needs of a growing workforce. Now, you get to use simple but powerful features that you need in your daily operations. This includes posting content, creating groups, video calling and messaging your teammates.