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Facebook sneakily released an official Slack competitor, hoping to bring its consumer messaging prowess to the workplace.
The chat app designed for businesses is only available—at least, for now—on Workplace, Facebook’s collaboration software. As TechCrunch points out, the chat will come with screen sharing and will be available on desktop, unlike the company’s popular Messenger app. One cool feature is the ability to select which programs you’d like to show when screen sharing to avoid embarrassment or showing sensitive information. For example, you can choose to share only a Powerpoint presentation with your co-worker, and hide the fact that you’ve been looking at puppy pictures on Insta all day.
The chat’s main dashboard collects all conversations and text searches, and of course, houses photos, video, voice clips, emoji, GIFs, and webcam sharing.
“This was one of the most widely requested features by customers, so we built it,” Workplace by Facebook spokesperson Vanessa Chan told TechCrunch. “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.”
More than 14,000 businesses use Workplace, which costs between $1 and $3 per user. You can download a beta version of the app on Mac and PC from this link.
Phillip Tracy is a former technology staff writer at the Daily Dot. He's an expert on smartphones, social media trends, and gadgets. He previously reported on IoT and telecom for RCR Wireless News and contributed to NewBay Media magazine. He now writes for Laptop magazine.