This month sees the long-awaited launch of Facebook at Work. This will mark a change of direction for Facebook as it enters the world of work. It remains to be seen if it will be able to shake off its image as a purely social tool.
Many users are already comfortable with Facebook and this familiarity could be a great asset as it launches its enterprise and communication network.
It is expected that users will be able to use a 'work feed' of posts from colleagues to facilitate the sharing of tasks and ideas. It will also offer groups as well as Messenger - allowing audio plus video call options. This could feasibly put Facebook at Work into direct competition with Skype. It is also expected to offer social network's profiles, Events and Live video features.
This type of service is already currently provided by Convo, Salesforce Chatter and Microsoft's Yammer. However, with Yammer scrapping its widely used Yammer Enterprise Tier, Facebook at Work may have timed their launch just right.
Currently no prices have yet been released. However, it is known that pricing will be based on a price per seat model so companies don't have to pay for empty seats. This could prove to be a huge earner for Facebook at Work if all a company's employees sign up. It is also hoped that Facebook at Work will seek to broaden their revenue base so that users are not bombarded with advertisements.
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