Workplace by Facebook

Facebook to challenge Slack on team chat software

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Facebook silently launched Web and desktop chat app for Windows and Mac with screen share and other chat app features named as Workplace, reported by TechCrunch.

Workplace is enterprise collaboration software that can challenge Slack and other business chat software. According to Techcrunch — Workplace has 14000 businesses on board who are playing $1-$3 per user and WalMart joined it recently. The screenshare feature was most demanded feature from users since long time and this is included in Workplace.

Workplace by Facebook spokesperson Vanessa Chan confirmed the launch of the desktop app to TechCrunch, saying “This was one of the most widely requested features by customers, so we built it. The desktop app is still in beta and being tested by Workplace customers who are providing feedback that we’ll use to improve the product before a wider rollout.”

It provides a big dashboard of all your conversations, text search, and the typical photo, video, voice clip, emoji, GIF, and web cam sharing. You can also set up desktop notifications that ride over your other windows so you never miss a message.

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Screen sharing is also available on both the Workplace Chat desktop apps and on web. Not only can you share your full-screen, but you can select to only share a specific desktop app you’re running. That could be invaluable if you want to avoid embarrassing yourself or exposing sensitive work data or communications.