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Overview

Workplace by Facebook and Microsoft Teams are two very different products, with different features, functionality, and price points that cater to different businesses.


Let’s take a look at the differences between the two.


Workplace by Facebook is a collaboration app which offers automatic notifications, chat, commenting, and more.



  • Supported platforms: Web-based, iPhone app, Android app

  • Integrations: Trello, Dropbox Business, G Suite

  • User ratings: 4.3/5 stars, recommended by 92% of reviewers

  • Starting price: $4/month


Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app which offers call routing, calendar management, conferencing, and more.



  • Supported platforms: Web-based, iPhone app, Android app

  • Integrations: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Trello

  • User ratings: 4.4/5 stars, recommended by 95% of reviewers

  • Starting price: $5/month


Keep reading for a more in-depth comparison of these two products.

Category Leaders
Category Leaders
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

4

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

4

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.4

1K

5

4

3

2

1

607

330

124

27

9

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
92%
would recommend this app

4.5

7.9K

5

4

3

2

1

4,518

2,657

633

112

34

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

Pros

I love how easy it is for someone to put their talents on display and how easy it is for me to find them, helped a lot to find great people to partner with.

SC

Satnam C.

Workplace has given me the opportunity to connect with other independent business owners with similar interests and values. It is a secure platform we feel safe sharing motivating content.

KG

Kristina G.

I'm very pleased and happy with this product. It's helping me to stay connected and be productive in all areas online.

EM

Eva M.

Pros

It has been an amazing platform for all our educational needs. This is probably the best product that a university or school can invest in especially during this pandemic situation.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Overall MS Teams is a very good software with amazing features and amazing customer support.

DB

Divyang B.

Everything is extremely user friendly, with a nice graphical interface and all the other added integrated features are really a nice bonus too.

SE

Shandi E.

Cons

Don't even use it anymore due to the massive spam and inability to turn off notifications.

ML

Mary L.

I disliked the large amount of notifications that are received from the groups that I participated. This impacts directly on my productivity at work, because it spent a considerable amount of time.

CK

Camille K.

Probably the biggest complaint I've heard concerning Workplace is the price as it is a bit on the expensive side for what it does.

BM

Bobby M.

Cons

When video is being used and when a different background is used and when the person moves it looks very fake and weird.

AJ

Ann J.

It has bad connection when working remotely. With a team of 30 on one call, we were getting every other word in and it made meeting ineffective.

MS

Marissa S.

The most frustrating part is that teams can crash if there are too many people on at once.

SJ

Stephanie J.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review6 days ago
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  • Last review4 days ago

Key features

  • Total features69
  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Action Item Tracking
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Agenda Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Application Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendee Management
  • Audio Calls
  • Audio Capture
  • Auto Framing
  • Automatic Transcription
  • Availability Indicator
  • Brainstorming
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Call Conferencing
  • Call Routing
  • Call Transfer
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Import/Export
  • Desktop / Browser Sharing
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Directory
  • Employee Photos
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • For Small Businesses
  • Full Text Search
  • Group Management
  • Host Controls
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Internal Meetings
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Live Chat
  • Meeting Management
  • Meeting Notes
  • Meeting Room Booking
  • Messaging
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Screen Sharing
  • Multi-Participant Screen Sharing
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Newsletter Management
  • Notes Management
  • On-Demand Webcasting
  • Online Forums
  • Online Voice Transmission
  • PBX
  • Personalization
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Presentation Tools
  • Presenter Control Management
  • Private Chat
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Screen Sharing
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recording
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Screen Capture
  • Screen Mirroring
  • Screen Recording
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Targeted / Locked Screen Sharing
  • Task Management
  • Team Chat
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • User Management
  • User Profiles
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Layouts/Views
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Backgrounds
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features89
  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Action Item Tracking
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Agenda Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Application Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendee Management
  • Audio Calls
  • Audio Capture
  • Auto Framing
  • Automatic Transcription
  • Availability Indicator
  • Brainstorming
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Call Conferencing
  • Call Routing
  • Call Transfer
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Import/Export
  • Desktop / Browser Sharing
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Directory
  • Employee Photos
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • For Small Businesses
  • Full Text Search
  • Group Management
  • Host Controls
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Internal Meetings
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Live Chat
  • Meeting Management
  • Meeting Notes
  • Meeting Room Booking
  • Messaging
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Screen Sharing
  • Multi-Participant Screen Sharing
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Newsletter Management
  • Notes Management
  • On-Demand Webcasting
  • Online Forums
  • Online Voice Transmission
  • PBX
  • Personalization
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Presentation Tools
  • Presenter Control Management
  • Private Chat
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Screen Sharing
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recording
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Screen Capture
  • Screen Mirroring
  • Screen Recording
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Targeted / Locked Screen Sharing
  • Task Management
  • Team Chat
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • User Management
  • User Profiles
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Layouts/Views
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Backgrounds
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations62
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations680
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Workplace from Meta

Requires change management to get results/adoption

Reviewed 3 years ago

Workplace by Facebook was bought in to encourage employees to limit the number of emails used but it ended up as a useless fancy new toy.

Pros

Having used Workplace by Facebook in 2 organisations, the most nice features are: - Ease of use with Facebook like template/look and feel - Has chatting option to communicate to your colleagues - Messaging can be done to certain groups thus avoiding over communication - Groups can be made "secret" or open to all

Cons

-While this is a good tool, organisations may have lot of other communication platforms which might lead to it not being used effectively -Compared to other tools like Slack/Microsoft Teams, Workplace file sharing is cumbersome - Communicating/chatting functionality is still nascent compared to Slack/Teams - Expensive platform that can have adoption issues

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Workplace from Meta

Workplace by Facebook

Reviewed 3 years ago

We were able to have more people telecommute for work which was a huge benefit for employees.

Pros

This is a great collaborating tool but lots of features but does lack compared to slack or Microsoft Teams. There is a free account or a paid one for more premium features.

Cons

Support could be better for this tool. If you are not in the facebook ecosystem it can be a lot of learn but it is easy.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Workplace from Meta

A good social media site for your work needs, but not as popular

Reviewed 3 years ago

It gets the work done for engagement , posts and updates. Need to add in more enterprise features and target productivity features.

Pros

It is similar to Facebook, so there is almost no learning curve and people are familiar with it. You can have groups, post, links, etc. to keep the employee engagement levels high. You can get bots, we have a birthday bot which sends out personalized messages and post for the people with Birthdays.

Cons

It may get boring after a while. Need to add in more features like forms and complex surveys to cater more to enterprise needs. It has become just another social media site with not many uses - just posts and updates. If you have Microsoft for all your needs like mail, office productivity suite, cloud, etc, then why do you need this? Use teams or lync from Microsoft, it'll be better option.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Workplace from Meta

Funny, but not really useful

Reviewed 2 years ago

As a Facebook partner agency we were give access to our instance of Workplace. We use it to communicate with the Facebook team that help agencies to grow, but this is the only reason why we're still using it.

Pros

It has the same look&feel of Facebook, so onboarding is quite easy. Management of the team is easy (also because there's not much to manage). It may be an interesting tool to do some team building and offering the team an informal place to communicate with each other.

Cons

I really don't get the scope of the tool: it's not internal communication (Slack, Microsoft Teams or even Skype are better), it's not project management (not even to be mentioned), it's not file sharing (again there are lots of softwares that do it better, and eventually for free).

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Workplace from Meta

Best chat tool

Reviewed 3 years ago

Improved communication and productivity among teams.

Pros

We love workplace by Facebook. We were using slack before but feel this one is better and has more features.

Cons

None. It's great fast and backed by Facebook. I find it more stable than slack as it used to have service issues every few days.

Overall Rating
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  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Workplace from Meta

Easy team communication

Reviewed 3 years ago

Workplace is easy to understand, navigate and use.

Pros

Workplace allows teams to engage and collaborate on a familiar platform.

Cons

There are various pricing plans to suit your particular business and really worth the cents.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Workplace from Meta

A Function Workspace for Teams

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, Workplace did what we needed it to do and provided us with a functional, no-frills communication board to organize our projects.

Pros

What I like most about Workspace was the ease of communicating with entire teams set up based on individual projects. It allowed for a better workflow inside teams and from one team to the next.

Cons

What I liked least was the very limited features and the inability to have basic admin controls without upgrading. Removing nonactive team members was difficult and created a bit of an issue.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Workplace from Meta

Workplace works great.

Reviewed 2 years ago

It was an alternative to Slack or Microsoft and seems to perform about the same.

Pros

Adding and administering team members was very easy. Workplace was easy to set up because it imports most settings from your business page on Facebook.

Cons

As for the rest of Facebook, there is absolutely zero support, and every question is referred to a Community-based discussion forum.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Workplace from Meta

A nice option to connect with your team

Reviewed 2 years ago

It is a solid experience for teams that are huge in size.

Pros

It's free to use and a good option to connect with your team especially if the team size is huge!

Cons

The privacy policy of the platform should be much more obvious and controllable since there would be very critical data about the organization being shared on the platform.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Workplace from Meta

Will be a great product

Reviewed 3 years ago

Increased communication within teams drastically. Everyone hears the same story at the same time.

Pros

Great usability, all members of our teams are able to use it in a familiar and easy to learn fashion.

Cons

Features. The ones implemented are great, but could use better feature set around documents and calendaring. Hard to find collateral burred down at the bottom of a news feed.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Workplace from Meta

nice but not for everyone

Reviewed 4 years ago

I used it at my company for 8months everyday

Pros

- it's totally free for non-profit companies - ease of use, if you have an own account facebook (it's almost the same! even GIFs and reactions) - you can invite someone from outside the company to group and channell/chat

Cons

- it's especially good for big companies, not small teams - I miss something ... and the slack is much easier to write on the channels

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Workplace from Meta

Very Nice way of sharing information

Reviewed 3 years ago

A better way of creating groups and having conversations within an organization compared to microsoft products like team.

Pros

Ability to create different groups Notifications Ability to share files photos Way to follow people

Cons

Ability to create some addons like trello etc should be good, rather than having them at multiple places. it could evolve more like Slack

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Workplace from Meta

We use it all the time

Reviewed 2 years ago

Facebook has been good but they need to put a bit more attention to their business grade software

Pros

It's really great and very functioning You are able to organise the teams within your organization

Cons

Sometimes the website is non responsive takes time too load can't upload pics and stuff like that that I think is not acceptable

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