Workplace Chat will be updated in the coming weeks to include support for group video chat on desktop and on mobile.

Facebook launches desktop version of Workplace Chat app
Atom Technology Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 17:15

Facebook on Thursday launched the desktop version of its Workplace Chat app that can be downloaded by anyone on PC, Mac, Android or iOS.

"Now, we're offering a messaging-focused experience through Workplace Chat, both on desktop and mobile," said Julien Codorniou, Vice President, Workplace by Facebook.

"Workplace Chat has always had mobile and browser components, and now we're adding a desktop app. With the desktop app, people can access the same great features of the mobile app directly from their desktop," Codorniou wrote in a blog post.

Workplace Chat includes video chat with a co-worker or group, screen sharing and file sharing. 

"It also includes features like message reactions, @mentions, and gifts that keep the conversation fun but focused," Codorniou added.

Workplace Chat will be updated in the coming weeks to include support for group video chat on desktop and on mobile.

"People will soon be able to click a button and instantly start a video call for their team," Codorniou said.

Facebook launched Workplace a year ago to help make companies more connected and productive.

Currently, more than 30,000 organisations are using Workplace worldwide to create over1,000,000 groups to help teams work better together. Some of the companies include Walmart, Heineken, Spotify, Lyft and the Reliance Group.

As per a statement from the company, more than 50 service partners, including Slalom, Golin, and Revevol, now help customers launch and use Workplace to connect their people. Workplace is also integrated with a growing list of tools and services, and people can build custom integrations with its APIs. 

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