Facebook on the job, in the version of Facebook, designed for chatting with colleagues on a private social network, now has its own chat client, as well. Something like Facebook Messenger version works, a new “Work Chat” application, as it’s called, allows colleagues to communicate with each other individually, participate in group chats, share photos and videos, make voice calls, and even use stickers.
Annex quietly debuted on the Google Play Store on Thursday. Facebook tells IOS version in the works, and will arrive soon. However, the company will not provide the exact date of launch.
New IM application comes just before a planned public debut Freemium version of the network business platform that Facebook said this fall is expected to arrive before the end of the year. This date may actually be closer to “the next year”, he says for Facebook today.
to Facebook on the program of work has been in private testing since its opening in January of this year, and now hundreds of companies on board. In fact, Facebook tells us that he has 300 companies using the platform to date, ranging from small startups to large companies such as established by banks, real estate companies, beverage companies, travel agencies and more.
These customers include some big names, like Heineken USA, HootSuite, LiNiO in Latin America, and one of its largest deals, the Royal Bank of Scotland, who is planning to have 30,000 employees on Facebook at work in March 2016, and the whole of its work force of 100,000 by the end of next year.
The enterprise version of Facebook looks like the consumer version of Facebook, and includes its own Web site, as well as the Facebook for mobile applications for iOS and Android. Employers can create new accounts for their employees to use the platform, and users can choose to link their personal and work accounts together. The service also allows for other business use cases like sharing documents, discussions, announcements, group, project cooperation, events and more.
How Freemium service, Facebook at work will soon compete head to head with a number of other social and communication-oriented platform for businesses, including Microsoft, Yammer, Salesforce Chatter, and growing slack. This could eventually take on other platforms companies use to communicate and organize information for employees, including the old standby SharePoint, for example.
But slack can be one of the big Facebook for job applicants, given its emphasis on the work to feel fun and social – that the same thing that the atmosphere is going after Facebook as well. And communication platform slack is more reliable than the Messenger (or work in the chat, as it is called here) in many ways, given its growing number of integration partners such as Lyft, Foursquare, dribbling, Dropbox, Giphy, Google Drive, IFTTT, Twitter, Box , Google Calendar, Heroku, MailChimp, New Relic, band, Trello, Visual Studio, Zendesk, and many others.
slack has also quickly add enterprise-oriented features such as the ability to add new employees automatically sets the channel list when they log on for the first time, or the ability to map user groups in Active Directory with SSO providers, the company now says that it has 1.7 million users a day registration.
Given the similarity of the Facebook product to Facebook itself, it is not surprising to see that Facebook has now rolled out a special chat client for its enterprise user base. The client is not all that remarkable, considering that it’s basically just a messenger for use with your colleagues. Nevertheless, it has a nice feature that allows you to turn off your notifications when you do not want to be disturbed, or when you’re on vacation. – What can help, provided a better work / life balance for employees of
Working Chat live now on the Play Store Google, but is available for use only by those who are currently testing Facebook’s service operation.