Facebook for Work, Facebook’s professional version of its traditional social network, is slated to launch within coming months.
Soon gone may be the days of browsing friends’ Facebook posts at work; Facebook for Work, which is Facebook’s latest foray into the realm of professional social networking, is set to launch within the first few months of 2016.
Facebook for Work will be geared towards workplace collaboration, and is largely similar to the the standard version of the social network – featuring a news feed, ‘likes’, and a chat service. “I would say 95% of what we developed for Facebook is also adopted for Facebook at Work,” Julien Codorniou, director of Global Platform Partnerships at Facebook, told Reuters.
The ‘work’ version of Facebook will maintain special profiles that aren’t related to the account one might maintain on the normal version of the site, and will instead include special security tools for enterprises.
The service is slated to be open to all companies on launch, and Facebook is expected to charge a fee for premium services such as analytics and customer support.
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