Facebook targets Enterprise users with Workplace desktop chat app



Workplace by Facebook is a collaborative platform launched in 2016, now the company has rolled out a desktop chat app for its Workspace enterprise costumers, with the macOS and Windows supporting desktop apps as business version of Messenger.

The new chat app is part of the Workplace enterprise social network, which is used by over 14,000 organizations worldwide.

In addition to the standard chat functions and ability to share photos, videos, voice clips, emoji and GIFs, the desktop chat app allow users to screenshare their entire display or just portions of it when using a specific app.

The screen-sharing function is key as it shows that Facebook wants to offer clients an all-in-one collaboration app, while the competitors had focused on individual user features.

The chat app works with 64-bit Windows systems running Windows 7 and above or Macs running macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) and above.

And it works with Standard and Premium versions of Workplace, and requires a corporate email address. As it requires the creation of a corporate account, and individual logins using corporate email addresses.

According to Facebook, the app will automatically update, so beta testers wouldn't be required to manually update to final version when available.
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