Facebook has announced Facebook Workplace, an enterprise connectivity platform, has grown by two-million customers over the past seven months…
Facebook first announced Workplace back in January of 2015 and launched it in a beta release soon thereafter. It offers groups, workplace chat, live video, a news feed, auto translation, a directory, and multi-company collaboration. The service has enjoyed a slow but steady rise in adaption and now, it’s gained 2 million more in about seven months.
Facebook Workplace Increases Paid User Base by 2 Million since October
Recently, the social network revealed that Workplace by Facebook has grown from 3 million paying customers in October to 5 million at present. Although impressive, it’s still a fraction of its competitors. For instance, Slack claims 12.5 million concurrent users, while Microsoft Teams boasts a massive 75 million daily active users (a 70 percent jump from March to April).
Facebook says it will introduce some new features to Workplace, including a video conferencing tool called Workplace Rooms, along with automatic live captioning in six languages, as well as the ability to incorporate Portal TV for video calls. Julien Codorniou writes in the announcement on the platform’s official blog:
“Last October, we announced that the number of paid customers using Workplace reached 3 million. As of Q1 this year, that number now exceeds 5 million.1 In the past six months we’ve welcomed new paying customers including Petco, Adeo, Sephora, Virgin Australia, Lojas Renner S.A, Ajinomoto, Smartsheet, TietoEVRY and Delivery Hero.”