Workplace by Facebook

Workplace by Facebook

by Facebook

Who Uses Workplace by Facebook?

For businesses of all sizes

What Is Workplace by Facebook?

Workplace connects everyone in an organization using familiar Facebook features like chat, video calling, posts and groups. It works alongside the business tools you already use, providing a simple, secure and more productive way for people to share knowledge, work together and build connected communities.

Workplace by Facebook Details

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com

Founded 2004

Workplace by Facebook Cost Overview

Workplace by Facebook has a free version and does not offer a free trial. Workplace by Facebook paid version starts at USD 4.00/month.

Starting Price

USD 4.00/month

Pricing Details

Standard: $0 USD Advanced: $4 USD Enterprise: $8 USD Per person/month

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

No

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Support

Online

Workplace by Facebook Features

Collaboration Software
Brainstorming
Calendar Management
Contact Management
Content Management
Discussion Boards
Document Management
Project Management
Real Time Editing
Task Management
Version Control
Video Conferencing
Access Controls/Permissions
Audit Trail
Collaboration
Document Management
Drag & Drop
Electronic Signature
Encryption
Messaging
Real Time Synchronization
Search/Filter
Workflow Management
Activity/News Feed
Audio / Video Conferencing
Blogs
Chat / Messaging
Employee Directory
Event Calendar
File Sharing
Knowledge Management
Newsletter Management
Surveys & Feedback
Activity/News Feed
Blogs
Employee Database
Employee Photos
Meeting Management
Newsletter Management
Real-time Chat
Screen Sharing
Survey/Poll Management
Video Conferencing
Action Item Tracking
Agenda Management
Attendee Management
Board Meetings
Committee Meetings
Internal Meetings
Invitation Management
Legislative Meetings
Materials Management
Meeting Preparation Tools
Meeting Room Booking
Minutes Management
Post-Meeting Tools
Scheduling
Travel Management
Voting Management
Collaboration
Database Creation
Document Creation
File Sharing
Notes Management
Office Suite
Presentation Tools
Project Management
Task Management
Team Chat
Activity/News Feed
Alerts/Notifications
Audio Calls
Discussion Threads
File Sharing
Mobile Access
Real-time Chat
Search
Surveys & Feedback
Task Management
Third Party Integration
Video Conferencing
Audio / Video Conferencing
Calendar Management
Call Recording
Call Routing
Chat / Messaging
Fax Management
File Sharing
Mobile Access
Multi-User Collaboration
Voice Mail
Electronic Hand Raising
HD Audio
Mobile Access
On-Demand Webcasting
Presentation Streaming
Presentation Tools
Private Chat
Real-Time Chat
Record & Playback Ability
Screen Sharing
Two-Way Audio & Video
Video Conferencing

Workplace by Facebook Reviews

Showing 5 of 876 reviews

Overall
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.2/5
Features
4.2/5
Value for Money
4.3/5
Dilraj S.
Sr. Software Developer
Computer Software, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/07/2019

"Facebook .. for work :)"

Comments: Overall experience was very good. Workplace was like a really cool place for different team members to discuss daily office work rather than using some mundane office software.

Pros: The workplace is actually social networking for work. Its really convenient to use across the company and different team members can be tagged for any work to be assigned to them. The workplace posts can be directed to all the team members for passing on the vital information and discussions on the topic can be done using the comments section, just like the Facebook. The team events can be shared live on the platform also along with other facebook features available like chat etc.

Cons: The overall experience with software was really good but the one thing which is missing is keeping track of the tasks assigned to different team members by tagging them in a post.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/07/2019
Stacy M.
Lead
Events Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/09/2019

"All in one package"

Comments: We do event planning and put on a lot of events through out the year. A lot of the other similar solutions were mainly geared towards product creation or project completion. We needed something that was familiar and would be easy to train employees. Since this is a Facebook product, we knew this would be easy for our group to pick up and start using. We are a non-for-profit and most of our employees are volunteers, so we needed a solution that would give us fast and immediate communication with our employees. We needed a way to post our upcoming events, and then poll our workforce to who would be available to assist. This was the perfect fit for what we were looking for.

Pros: The software not only provides messaging. but also audio and video calling. There are two separate apps for this software. One is the Workplace app, which works the same as on your computer. The second is the Workplace Chat app. This app is very helpful in communication, as you can video and call via the app, as well as text message. File sharing can also be done via the chat.

Cons: The admin controls don't allow full access. Things like removing an employee, have to be done via email to support. You can deactivate an employee, which has the same effect, but simple employee removal is a must for most organizations.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/09/2019
Miguel C.
Teacher
Professional Training & Coaching, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    1/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/05/2020

"Workplace by Facebook review"

Comments: It’s always been good and hasn’t ever bothered me as much as other places

Pros: What I liked the most it’s that it was easy to use.

Cons: It doesn’t really answer the quickest but it’s worth the wait

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/05/2020
Verified Reviewer
Chief Thinker and COO
Consumer Goods, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/09/2019

"Works just like Facebook!"

Comments: Overall, I had a good experience with Facebook Workplace, and I definitely see the value of using it for an organization. It makes work a little more exciting and keeps members of the company engaged and integrated. However, it is also quite distracting and steers people away from the seriousness of work as they associate this with Facebook.

Pros: I liked the fact that it is incredibly easy to use this software! As long as you have used Facebook before (which I'm sure everyone has at this point), it's not difficult and won't take long for you to get used to how Facebook Workplace works. You can have a platform where all the members of your organization are included, but also make separate groups for different projects or teams. There's also the usage of video calls, calendar events, live broadcasts, chats, and so on. The news feed also keeps you connected with your other co-workers, and the entire system just seems really fun and light, and tries to make work a little more pleasant for everybody.

Cons: I think what was negative for Facebook Workplace is the mentality that people have towards this software. I found it difficult for some people to separate Facebook from Workplace and therefore it was difficult for them to take it seriously, and instead only viewed it as more of social media platform, and still direct their work somewhere else. This takes away from the whole point of fully integrating the company and its work and people into this platform.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/09/2019
Reymond H.
Digital Marketing and Research Specialist
Human Resources, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 05/05/2020

"Workplace by Facebook Overall Experience"

Comments: Overall, we have a place where a group can work together and can have their meetings on their own. Easy messaging in case someone is not around. However, not all people or countries really familiarize this tool. It still needs more push to make the company employees use the platform rather than using others.

Pros: Personally, as Digital Marketing who is knowledgeable with different types of platforms, I really like it. However, some of my colleagues who are Saudis does not like Facebook and workplace features almost the same as regular Facebook. Overall looks and design are very user friendly.

Cons: Yes. The translation. Since this is for business applications, I think it makes sense that the messaging through workplace chat should have a feature for auto-translate. If this can be done, many none users of workplace will have to use the workplace to communicate with the team. It could break the barrier of language deficiency. Integration really is not so good, especially when creating chatbots or linking it to tasks scheduler.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 05/05/2020