Facebook Service For Professionals to Launch Soon
Facebook at Work, Facebook Inc’s professional version of its social network, is anticipated to launch in the coming months, after spending a year in tests, a company executive stated.
The brand-new service, geared towards workplace collaboration, is nearly identical to its common social network, with a scrolling news “feed”, “likes” and a chat service.
“I would state 95 percent of what we developed for Facebook is likewise adopted for Facebook at Work,” Julien Codorniou, director of worldwide platform collaborations at Facebook, told Reuters.
Nevertheless, Facebook at Work users will maintain special profiles that are distinct from their existing Facebook profiles.
The business is likewise developing unique products for Facebook at Work, including security tools, Codorniou stated.
Facebook began beta-testing the service in January and has actually kept it as a totally free, “invite-only” service for business up until now.
The service will be open to all business once released and Facebook plans to charge “a couple of dollars each month per user” for premium services such as analytics and consumer support, a company spokesperson said.
The online profession market, which includes LinkedIn Corp and Monster Worldwide Inc, is worth about $6 billion a year, marketing research firm IDC had actually said in August.
More than 300 companies, including Heineken, Royal Bank of Scotland and jewelry business Stella and Dot, are utilizing Facebook at Work and Club Mediterranee SA is set to be the latest adopter.
The French resort company will offer the service to all its 13,000 staff members through summer 2016, Anne Browaeys-Level, Club Mediterranee’s chief marketing & digital officer, told Reuters.
Facebook’s Codorniou said virtually everything on Facebook at Work is the same as the regular Facebook social media network, with some small exceptions.
“You can not play Candy Crush on Facebook at Work.”.