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Facebook brought its redesigned Workplace apps out of beta today, opening up the business-focused team chat service to anyone who wants to use it.

The new Slack-like apps for mobile and desktop are called Workplace Chat, which have the same functionality as Workplace's existing messaging features, but come as standalone apps for PC, Mac and iOS.

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After installing the apps, Workplace users can access messaging features like screen and file sharing, video calling, and private and group messages. Facebook said it also plans to add group video calling to the platform in the coming months.

In addition, Both mobile and desktop apps have redesigned interfaces to make them functionally similar to Facebook's flagship social networking app.

Workplace Premium costs $3 per user for the first 1,000 active users, with $2 and $1 price plans for increasing numbers of users. Workplace can also be used for free and includes the communication and productivity features, but loses the enterprise features and admin support.

Article Link: Facebook Officially Launches 'Workplace Chat' Mobile and Desktop Apps
 

Scubaman

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Not so sure! MS has completely f*cked up Skype trying to make it Yoof-orientated presumably to tap into the Millenial Genetation. I reckon FB, going the other way, stands a better chance of doing a proper job and appealing to both "Yoof" and the "old-farts" generations!
 
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  • While monetization isn't a focus for Workplace yet, the product's early growth should scare competitors like Microsoft and Slack.
 
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flottenheimer

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Corporate chats will be going like this:


Wassup, Mike. Wanna Grab some lunch?

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Sure. 12:45-ish?

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Deal. CU.

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Tiger8

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Not only does Microsoft own this space, but Microsoft products also deeply integrate with Exchange Server, and other enterprise services and software, such as Dynamics and of course, Office!

Seems like it's going to go the way of Facebook email
 
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extrachrispy

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Hard pass. Microsoft/Skype already do this.

And it's the worst-in-breed IM service that I've ever used. The stupid thing cannot mirror discussions to multiple logged-in devices (so you can message on one, the reply is received on another, and you never see it unless you check the other), and it cannot keep conversations organized, often fragmenting a single discussion across several different "chats". Skype worked a lot better before Microsoft did its usual to it.
[doublepost=1509040796][/doublepost]I f#$!ing hate Slack and other web-based messaging platforms. Gimme back IRC--compact, lightweight, and incredibly productive for collaboration, especially when teams aren't collocated.
 
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