Workplace by Facebook Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Workplace by Facebook

Secure enterprise social networking & communication platform

4.34/5 (345 reviews)

Workplace by Facebook overview

Workplace by Facebook is an enterprise social networking platform that enables companies to collaborate and communicate instantly and while on the move. The application shares the familiar Facebook aesthetic and offers its recognizable features but is designed to operate completely separately and securely from any personal Facebook account.

Whilst users can create groups for inhouse communication, outside collaboration is also possible with the application's multi-company groups feature. Instantaneous and relevant updates are presented on a personalized News Feed and further to group conversations, users have the option to IM via Work Chat or make live voice and video calls. Workplace by Facebook also has search capabilities with which users can search groups to locate past posts or files.

Workplace by Facebook aims to improve the overall communicative and collaborative experience of users at work. Features such as groups, multi-company groups alongside Work Chat and live video calls are designed to give users instant contact and offer a safe space to generate discussion and share ideas. Workplace by Facebook is also available as a mobile app for Android and iOS users, enabling them to stay connected and updated when out of the office. The immediacy with which users can connect and collaborate intends to inspire productivity as well as keep the entire office thoroughly informed.


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United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 22 other languages, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Workplace by Facebook screenshot: Keep informed with the Personalized News Feed Workplace by Facebook PresentationWorkplace by Facebook screenshot: Talk instantly with co-workers via Work ChatWorkplace by Facebook screenshot: Speak with co-workers directly over live voice and video calls Workplace by Facebook screenshot: Search any group for past posts or filesWorkplace by Facebook screenshot: Stay updated by enabling computer and mobile alerts Workplace by Facebook screenshot: Share photos, videos and files within a groupWorkplace by Facebook screenshot: Search for and follow colleagues on Workplace by Facebook

Workplace by Facebook reviews

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Volodymyr Bilyk

Bizarro Facebook

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-10-08
Review Source: Capterra

What if Facebook was streamlined to essentials and free of excessive fat? That's Workplace. For a long time Facebook was a leisure outlet on the workplace - the one for wasting time and getting lost in-between tasks. With Workplace the dynamics had flipped and now it is a legitimate productivity tool where you can chat with your colleagues, exchange ideas, drop some stuff and discuss serious matters without distracting yourself to everything else in your newsfeed.Workplace combines the best features of Facebook, Slack and Basecamp and makes a case of a private social media application designed for productive communication and not time wasting. It works really well as a company's general newsfeed and it allows to bond the collective in a more easy-going and informal manner. On one hand, Workplace is a perfect working environment for human resources - streamlined, self-contained and direct. It really helps to establish solid internal Employer Branding and keep every member of the team on the same page. There are numerous features that allow various temperature checks of the teams via polls, discussions, etc. On the other hand, Workplace is a really good fit for onboarding of the new team members.

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Alvaro Medina

No training needed... everybody knows Facebook!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-10
Review Source: Capterra

Facebook for the office (i.e., via Workplace) has helped our company in terms of community and culture building, communication, collaboration, keeping up to date with the happenings across different departments and teams, messaging via direct chat, group chat, audio, video calls... there's a ton of features that make this a really worth it investment for any company big or small.Almost everyone (except the rather super senior employees) have been using Facebook social media app... They know how it works, its functionalities, and benefits for keeping in touch with the people that matter to them... now, we have exactly the same app.. for use in the office workplace. Therefore, no training needed. Everyone on-board right away. Workplace replaced many of our internal apps (repositories, messaging, collaboration portal, etc). We now use workplace for community building, direct and group/project messaging, sharing of files, photos, and updates, audio and video calls, and live streaming of office events (which also serve as a recording device for late viewing). Everything you love about social Facebook, now available for exclusive work and office use.

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Joseric Montemayor

The Facebook app that is meant for work and productivity (not for wasting time)

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-10
Review Source: Capterra

Facebook as a social platform has matured a lot, with so many features available for communication and collaboration. It's no wonder why billions of people use it. Now, these same features are made available for our professional work. It's fantastic!I used Workplace when I volunteered on a project c/o a non-for-profit organization. We used it primarily as a Project Management tool to keep everyone in the loop for project planning, collaboration, execution, monitoring, and getting instant feedback. I have a personal Facebook account, and Workplace works in exactly the same way. We created Groups for our project teams. From there we could share files, make posts, create a common calendar, etc. What I loved the most is the use of the chat app for IM, voice and video calls. The live streaming is fantastic as well because we were able to cover our event, stream it live and keep a recording of it for future use.

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Clarwin Castro

Facebook for the office!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-02
Review Source: Capterra

All the features of a personal Facebook account are now available for office use! Communication - best for instant messaging, voice and video calls, even live-streaming of our events. Company-wide announcements are now easy to post and even track who's viewed each post. Notifications via email are also helpful to remind 'inactive' people to log-in to Workplace and keep updated via posts and their wall. Collaboration - we can easily create groups as shared workspaces for project work. Culture-building - since we used this app, we experienced an increase in employee engagement. People started sharing all kinds of stuff (mostly work related, but sometimes even non-work-related like outings, birthdays, etc).Workplace is like a clone of Facebook. And since almost everyone in the office has a personal Facebook account, there is very little (to none) on-boarding needed to deploy this app into our entire organization. We are a non-profit organization and so the best part of this is that Facebook offered this product to us Free of charge! All the features of Facebook work great for office use (e.g., creating groups, instant messaging, video and calls, sharing pictures, videos and files) Workplace also allows us to connect with external vendors who have Workplace in their companies. Works great for project implementations.

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Jenny Maughan

My company used Facebook Workplace for a bit before we switched over to Slack + Basecamp.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-09
Review Source: Capterra

The Workplace features and functionalities are what I like best because they're more unique than other programs. I've used Slack which I've seen vastly improve company communication (in terms of speediness + efficiency) and company culture (due to GIFs and groups)... I've used Basecamp which has incredibly improved project management + clarity. Workplace, though, is specifically good for onboarding and training. I love the poll feature, too, and I haven't seen that used in other programs. However, the poll feature should be used for strictly non-emotional topics. I've used it to get my team to choose a preference in a date or a time or a food option. It shouldn't be used for diverse or political topics. Run polls in Groups to get a quick pulse on company issues Use Workplace Chat bots to make payroll, benefits or onboarding processes quicker and easier Share Live Videos, webinars and articles for more efficient training Connect new hires to the team (and each other) using Multi-Company Groups Recognise employees quickly and easily in News Feed with a simple Reaction or even a GIF

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Workplace by Facebook pricing

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Standard: $0 - Free

Premium: $3 per active user / month
Up to 1k monthly active users

Premium: $2 per active user / month
1,001 - 10k monthly active users

Premium: $1 per active user / month
10,001+ monthly active users

Free for Non-Profits and Educational Institutions

Workplace by Facebook features

Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Document Storage
SSL Security
Third Party Integration

Access Control (145 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (96 other apps)
Activity Tracking (92 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (126 other apps)
Commenting (139 other apps)
Communication Management (89 other apps)
Customizable Branding (101 other apps)
Document Management (86 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (114 other apps)
File Management (99 other apps)
Permission Management (133 other apps)
Search Functionality (173 other apps)

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#8 in Instant Messaging & Chat

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Additional information for Workplace by Facebook

Key features of Workplace by Facebook

  • Multi-company groups
  • File, photo & video storage
  • Full text search
  • Work chat
  • Mobile applications (iOS & Android)
  • Team & project groups
  • 1:1 support for administrators
  • News feed updates
  • File, photo and video storage
  • Single-sign on (SSO)
  • Secure collaboration between companies
  • Live video streaming
  • Mobile alerts
  • Monitoring tools for IT teams
  • Personalized profiles
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Workplace by Facebook allows users to create in-company groups as well as multi-company groups, providing the tools for successful communication and collaboration.

The personalized News Feed displays the most relevant and prescient information and updates it in real-time, ensuring the user is on top of all projects.

Users can make voice and video calls plus stream live experiences, serving to enhance communication lines as well as boost team spirit.

Work Chat is an instant message feature that improves the speed and ease of communication between colleagues, aiming to increase productivity.

Workplace by Facebook is available to download as a mobile application on iOS and Android so users can stay connected and informed while on the move.