Workplace by Facebook, the collaboration platform launched in 2016, that offer both standard chat functions and ability to share files, like photos, videos, voice clips, emoji and GIFs, between employees within an organization has undergone a revamp, making it quicker and easier for employees to communicate.
Facebook announced the update to the platform at its F8 Conference; the redesigned interface makes it less cluttered, and offers a faster and easier navigation, with greater focus on chat and group elements for Workplace’s users.
Albeit, the first major update to Workplace, is allowing users to interact with external partners, suppliers and agencies, along with the possibility of 50 participants to interact via text, voice and video in one-to-one or group conversations within the application.
Workplace new UI adds the ability to jump between notifications, groups and Workplace Chats more quickly, with shortcuts on left-hand navigation bar. The changes in user interface made the Workplace platform look like a refresh from the old design and more akin to the main Facebook platform.
The groups feature had been moved to the right hand side of the application, which is more prominently placed, to help users keep track of their groups. It is now possible to collapse the left and right-hand navigation bars for better focus on contents, like items on News Feed and group posts.
Additionally, the Workplace admin panel, is now easily accessible from the left-hand navigation bar, with a People tab to manage users, including adding and deactivation. Workplace already boasts of about two million paid users, according to the latest statistics from the company, with customers including: Telefonica and Virgin Atlantic.