Facebook at Work Set to Launch in October
Since then, Facebook has been quietly gathering a roster of big time businesses to sign up to the service, and now they're finally ready to let the world see it in a commercial launch. Companies will be charged to use it, and the price will vary depending on how many employees they sign up for the service. A few companies were granted early access, such as RBS, who now have over 100,000 staffers using the platform.
In terms of actual structure, it's an inter-office communication service, rather than another version of Facebook that you won't get yelled at for using at work. Whatever your system for communication in the office is, this will act as a replacement with a layout familiar to anyone on Facebook. So everyone, basically.
The success of Facebook at Work depends on how quickly it's adopted, and how quickly they can overcome the natural association between 'Facebook' and 'procrastination', but the fact is that workplaces which maintain Facebook bans are becoming ever rarer. As long as Facebook at Work remains fluid, efficient and, crucially, ad-free, it'll live up to expectations.
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Facebook at Work Set to Launch in October Reviewed by Callum Davies on Thursday, September 29, 2016 Rating: