Facebook is one of the biggest temptations while being at work. Instead of filing that important report, one would rather check the latest updates, likes and profile photos. Facebook is well aware of this and it’s trying to take care of that. The social media giant has announced a version of its site suitable for the office called Facebook at Work.
The new product was created especially for users who want to connect with their colleagues, professional contacts and other work-related people in order to collaborate more efficiently.
The new Facebook at Work looks like it’s trying to compete with other office products made by Google, Microsoft, Salesforce or the most used professional networking site, LinkedIn.
The users will be able to keep their personal Facebook account separate from the Facebook at Work account. The office Facebook will have similar features like the regular Facebook, features like newsfeed and groups. If employees are familiar with the regular Facebook they will be able to manage on Facebook at Work.
There were rumors back in June that Facebook at Work will be compatible with any available platform, including iOS, Android and the Web. The new Facebook product is being developed at Facebook’s offices in London. Reports say that Facebook is currently testing its new product with several companies to see if it is in practice as good as it is in theory.
Some believe that Facebook at Work will be a free service at first, while others say that it could remain free. The new Facebook product could become a serious rival for services like Google Drive, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Yammer, purchases in 2012.
Facebook will probably have to gain the trust of many companies, as its current social media service is banned in many workplaces. For the company leaders to accept Facebook at Work as an office product it will have to impress many with its features.
Some claim that Facebook employees have been using the Facebook at Work product for quite some time and it’s quite efficient. If Facebook will manage to compete with other office products remains to be seen.
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