Facebook Inc. on Oct. 10 launched a workplace version of its website and mobile app, Workplace by Facebook.
The service offers, among other things, unlimited file, photo and video storage; unlimited team and project groups; live video streaming; single sign-on support; monitoring tools for IT teams; and one-on-one support for administrators.
The social media giant is offering Workplace free for nonprofits and educational institutions. Facebook is offering a free three-month trial period. After the free trial, companies with up to 1,000 monthly active users will be charged $3 per monthly user. Those between 1,001 to 10,000 active users will pay $2 per monthly user, and businesses with more than 10,001 active users will be charged $1 per monthly user.
Facebook also unveiled its Multi-Company Groups feature, which lets employees across different organizations work together and collaborate. The feature will be rolled out to all customers in the coming weeks.
In order to aid facilitation, Facebook launched Workplace Partner Program, consisting of technology and professional service organizations. These organizations will collaborate with Facebook to help bring Workplace to more businesses around the world.
The company started testing on the product, which was previously called Facebook at Work, with a few organizations about a year ago.