SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook's rumoured enterprise offering, Facebook at Work, is now official as the firm looks to challenge Microsoft's Yammer.
Facebook at Work, as expected, looks a lot like the regular Facebook. There's a News Feed, messaging and groups, but your network is limited to colleagues in the same way as with Yammer and Slack.
Unlike its competitors, Facebook at Work doesn't yet offer a document sharing tool, but Lars Rasmussen, the engineering director leading the London-based Facebook at Work team, has said that the service "could eventually integrate with the amazing document collaboration products that other people are out there building".
Those not trialling the service can download the Work app now, but won't find it of much use yet.
Facebook at Work is still in the testing phase, and the firm has yet to provide full details about the service except for claiming that an employee’s Facebook at Work information is “safe, secure, confidential and completely separate from their personal Facebook profile”.
Rasmussen spilled some additional details, saying: "Facebook became a bigger and bigger part of our work day. We’ve been discussing it for years so now we’re making the first externally available product. I’ve had a long passion for making work more efficient.
"One very important aspect here for an employer is that when an employee shares content on Facebook at Work it belongs to the employer, whereas on personal Facebook it belongs to the creator."
It remains to be seen whether Facebook plans to charge for the service when it arrives, but the firm said it will share more details in the "coming months".
Coincidentally, LinkedIn confirmed to Re/code on Tuesday that it is building a product for workers to communicate and share content. µ
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