Workplace by Facebook

Workplace by Facebook

by Facebook

What Is Workplace by Facebook?

Workplace connects everyone in an organization using familiar Facebook features like chat, video calling, posts and groups. It works alongside the business tools you already use, providing a simple, secure and more productive way for people to share knowledge, work together and build connected communities.

Workplace by Facebook Details

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com

Founded 2004

Workplace by Facebook Pricing Overview

Workplace by Facebook starts at US$4.00/month. Workplace by Facebook has a free version and does not offer free trial. See additional pricing details for Workplace by Facebook below.

Starting Price

US$4.00/month

Pricing Details

Standard: $0 USD Advanced: $4 USD Enterprise: $8 USD Per person/month

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

No

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Workplace by Facebook Features

Collaboration Software
Brainstorming
Calendar Management
Contact Management
Content Management
Discussion Boards
Document Management
Project Management
Real Time Editing
Task Management
Version Control
Video Conferencing
Access Controls/Permissions
Audit Trail
Collaboration
Document Management
Drag & Drop
Electronic Signature
Encryption
Messaging
Real Time Synchronization
Search/Filter
Workflow Management
Activity/News Feed
Audio / Video Conferencing
Blogs
Chat / Messaging
Employee Directory
Event Calendar
File Sharing
Knowledge Management
Newsletter Management
Surveys & Feedback
Blogs
Chat/Messaging
Email Management
Employee Directory
Event Calendar
Newsletter Management
Photo Gallery
Social Sharing
Survey Management
Telephony
Action Item Tracking
Agenda Management
Attendee Management
Board Meetings
Committee Meetings
Internal Meetings
Invitation Management
Legislative Meetings
Materials Management
Meeting Preparation Tools
Meeting Room Booking
Minutes Management
Post-Meeting Tools
Scheduling
Travel Management
Voting Management
Collaboration
Database Creation
Document Creation
File Sharing
Notes Management
Office Suite
Presentation Tools
Project Management
Task Management
Team Chat
Activity/News Feed
Alerts/Notifications
Audio Calls
Discussion Threads
File Sharing
Mobile Access
Real-time Chat
Search
Surveys & Feedback
Task Management
Third Party Integration
Video Conferencing
Audio / Video Conferencing
Calendar Management
Call Recording
Call Routing
Chat / Messaging
Fax Management
File Sharing
Mobile Access
Multi-User Collaboration
Voice Mail
Electronic Hand Raising
Mobile Access
On-Demand Webcasting
Presentation Streaming
Presentation Tools
Private Chat
Real-Time Chat
Record & Playback Ability
Screen Sharing
Two-Way Audio & Video
Video Conferencing

Workplace by Facebook Reviews

Showing 5 of 797 reviews

Overall
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.2/5
Features
4.2/5
Value for Money
4.3/5

No training needed... everybody knows Facebook!

Reviewed on 10/07/2018
Alvaro M.
Account Manager
Utilities, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
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Comments: Facebook for the office (i.e., via Workplace) has helped our company in terms of community and culture building, communication, collaboration, keeping up to date with the happenings across different departments and teams, messaging via direct chat, group chat, audio, video calls... there's a ton of features that make this a really worth it investment for any company big or small.

Pros: Almost everyone (except the rather super senior employees) have been using Facebook social media app... They know how it works, its functionalities, and benefits for keeping in touch with the people that matter to them... now, we have exactly the same app.. for use in the office workplace. Therefore, no training needed. Everyone on-board right away. Workplace replaced many of our internal apps (repositories, messaging, collaboration portal, etc). We now use workplace for community building, direct and group/project messaging, sharing of files, photos, and updates, audio and video calls, and live streaming of office events (which also serve as a recording device for late viewing). Everything you love about social Facebook, now available for exclusive work and office use.

Cons: Data security is and will always be a concern for the modern digital man. Although we know that this is a paid service, hence the data is supposed to be private and secure because it is not meant to be used for ads, and what not... Security, especially of recent, is always a big question mark and concern.

Facebook is my work assistant and retirement partner.

Reviewed on 08/02/2020
Md M.
Business
Consumer Electronics, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
3/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
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Comments: Of the 7.53 billion people in the world today, 2.4 billion people use Facebook, so there's nothing more to say about Facebook's popularity. Apart from the higher educated people, the less educated people can use Facebook very easily and this is why news of one place in the world spreads to other places. The news that popular media can't promote is on Facebook.

Pros: Facebook has taken a big leap as a social media platform. Facebook is deeply embedded in our daily lives. The importance of Facebook in the workplace is immense, so the work can be easily shared by the team. Currently Facebook is a large marketplace, with more subscribers, the advertisement is easily visible in the eyes of the people. Facebook has become such a friend of the people, that it can be easily shared with everyone on the timeline, regardless of the hardships and pleasures of the mind. Many lost friends of school life are found through Facebook. Audio calling In addition to the video calling facility, live chat can be shared with everyone.

Cons: Facebook has a lot of negative effects that are unknown to anyone. Facebook is considered a drug addiction, the boys and girls of the current generation are spoiling their education while chatting on Facebook. The illiterate people confuse others with irrelevant pictures on Facebook they do not understand. If the device is not secured, private files can be easily viewed by anyone and can delete important images, One of the major problems is that the photos uploaded to Facebook become much smaller than before.

Workplace - A tool to build strong culture and collaboration among employees

Reviewed on 23/12/2019
Ravinder B.
Consultant
Legal Services, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
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Comments: Our HR system used Workplace by Facebook for polling purposes, to send notifications, for transparency, culture building and to keep employees stay connected just like Facebook. So far, the response is good from the employee side.

Pros: Workplace by Facebook is an app similar to Facebook but meant for work, productivity and to keep employees stay connected. Its layout is like Facebook, so very convenient to use without going through any training. It allows you to form groups basis on departments, projects or organizational hierarchy. Groups can be used for sharing files, feedback or polls. Messaging feature allows you to chat in groups, one-to-one using text, audio or video. One of the best features is language translation support for 46 languages as of now. So, if someone sends you a text in a different language, Workplace translates it then and there for you into your native language. Other popular features include viewing updates from people similar to newsfeed in Facebook, live video broadcasting of announcements, training and meetings, videoconferencing and screen share up to 50 people. Easy integration of Workplace with software such as Office 365, Dropbox, SurveyMonkey and G Suite makes it a useful app on office environment.

Cons: Workplace comes in different pricing options including Essential, Advanced and Enterprise, so choose wisely depending upon the features you need. Even the highest-paid version allows you to perform group video call up to 50 people. Notification can be annoying and cause a distraction from your usual work.

Works just like Facebook!

Reviewed on 17/09/2019
Verified Reviewer
Chief Thinker and COO
Consumer Goods, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
3/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall, I had a good experience with Facebook Workplace, and I definitely see the value of using it for an organization. It makes work a little more exciting and keeps members of the company engaged and integrated. However, it is also quite distracting and steers people away from the seriousness of work as they associate this with Facebook.

Pros: I liked the fact that it is incredibly easy to use this software! As long as you have used Facebook before (which I'm sure everyone has at this point), it's not difficult and won't take long for you to get used to how Facebook Workplace works. You can have a platform where all the members of your organization are included, but also make separate groups for different projects or teams. There's also the usage of video calls, calendar events, live broadcasts, chats, and so on. The news feed also keeps you connected with your other co-workers, and the entire system just seems really fun and light, and tries to make work a little more pleasant for everybody.

Cons: I think what was negative for Facebook Workplace is the mentality that people have towards this software. I found it difficult for some people to separate Facebook from Workplace and therefore it was difficult for them to take it seriously, and instead only viewed it as more of social media platform, and still direct their work somewhere else. This takes away from the whole point of fully integrating the company and its work and people into this platform.

Better than slack, but sometimes buggy

Reviewed on 06/12/2019
Connor j. W.
Director of Growth
Internet, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
1/5
Customer Support
3/5
Value for Money
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Comments: Still better than Slack, and it's super easy for everyone to pick up since it's familiar

Pros: - read receipts, it holds people accountable so they actually have to respond
- free plan is good, gets you pretty far

Cons: - lack of integrations compared to competing products
- sometimes things are buggy, like video calling not working