Facebook launches Workplace Chat app for desktop

29 October, 2017, 04:01 | Author: Devin Moran
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In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Workplace, Facebook has launched a new desktop app to facilitate group chats.

Facebook has expanded its Workplace enterprise suite with the launch of a real-time desktop comms offering called Workplace Chat.

Formerly in a beta period, Workplace Chat is now live and brings instant messaging and video chat, along with file and screen sharing to offices and the business world.

In addition to these, the latest apps include fun conversation features like message reactions, gifs, and mentions.

Facebook's Workplace service is expanding its chat feature.


"Workplace gives us a place to work together". The updates are expected to roll out over the coming weeks to the web and mobile versions of the collaborative app.

Also, Workplace by Facebook now offers an improved way to read things on the platform, thanks to a slew of fresh updates including the bigger Like, Comment, and Share buttons, which means that it is now easier for you to tap on these buttons.

"These design updates are based on feedback from customers and make it easier to connect and navigate on Workplace", Julien Codorniou, VP of Workplace, wrote in a blog post.

The social network said there are more than 30,000 organizations using Workplace, including Walmart, Lyft and Spotify.

No less than a million plus groups have been created on Workplace to date.

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