Facebook Workplace Chat gets a desktop app

Facebook Workplace Chat desktop

Facebook has expanded its Workplace enterprise suite with the launch of a real-time desktop comms offering called Workplace Chat.

Even though it is called Workplace Chat, the PC app offers much more than just text-based communication. It also offers video chat with a co-worker or a group, screen sharing and file sharing.

It also includes features like message reactions, @mentions, and gifs that "keep the conversation fun but focused," and may soon also offer group video chat. This desktop app joins web and mobile clients.

It has been a year since Facebook first introduced Workplace and it released a few numbers on the success of the platform. At the moment, 30,000 organizations are using Workplace worldwide.

Facebook says this is more than double the number of organizations on the platform in April.

More than a million groups have been created. including Walmart, Heineken, Spotify, Lyft, and Reliance Group are just some of its users.

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