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Facebook announced on Wednesday that it’s launching FB@Work, a new product that will allow businesses to create their own social networks for their employees that are built to look and act like Facebook itself, to collaborate on work projects.

Facebook is finally bringing itself to the enterprise after ten years.

As part of the new service, Facebook plans to launch a new app titled “Work” for iOS. The FB@Work product will also be accessible through the web and looks exactly like the consumer facing version of Facebook.

“We’re putting the app into the app stores so that we can begin testing the product,” Lars Rasmussen, the engineering director at Facebook told TechCrunch. The initial target will be companies with more than 100 employees.

For now, FB@Work is free for businesses to use, and doesn’t display advertisements. However, that won’t always be the case.

The launch of the Work app falls in line with Facebook’s plan to continue moving away from one single Facebook app, and instead break its features into several apps on the iTunes App Store.

Recode reports Facebook is still testing the product, and the app is only available to a small group of pilot partners. It probably won’t appear immediately on the App Store.

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Source: TechCrunch

  • Ángel Javier Esquivel

    WTF? Facebook that look like Facebook but it’s not? :v

    • Bryan James Bassett

      …..did you not read the article?

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        I did

  • Joonyaboy

    They totally missed the opportunity to call it WorkBook

  • Skip Bieber

    oh great….more useless apps to clutter up my bandwidth 😉

  • Facebook just keeps releasing crap. I guess that’s the only thing they’re good at. How many useless app do you guys think Facebook will release this year?

    • Bryan James Bassett

      wait i really dont want to defend facebook but what have they released that is crap and why is this crap?

      • jake kneller

        You have to admit they have released some pretty useless things

      • One thing that pisses me of is that Facebook forces us to use the Messenger app since it’s no longer part of the main app. That is complete crap right there.

      • *sigh* old news. Get over it. There’s tweaks galore that fixes this issue

      • Bryan James Bassett

        You dont even have to get over it, it’s like why are you complaining anyways, the apps work seamlessly and keep things less cluttered idg the backlash.

        Only thing FB put out that blew ass (other than early versions of the facebook app, or newer versions on old ass phones) is their snapchat copy. It sucked.

    • jake kneller

      Watch next year your gonna have to have a different app to do anything in face book newsfeed on one app profile on another settings on one this app to sign in and that app to sign out haha

      • jp2002

        lol

      • If that happens, then I will stop using Facebook on my iPhone.

      • jake kneller

        I honestly could see them doing something like that I was being very drastic and just kinda making fun of them but I highly see something similar happening

  • Jonathan

    I’m so going to use this.

    ..not.

    • Probably because you aren’t the target audience. If you work in a business that involves collaboration and group work this is likely one of the best things since slice bread and will no doubt net Facebook a bunch of money should it succeed…

  • Martin

    More apps.. All we needed /s

  • SummerLover

    There is already Linkedin so this product will fail and for collaboration there is a lot of professional tools like JIRA… Facebook is a social network for kids it’s far away to be @work ! it’s a social network to watch video gags, trolls and to post some selfies … but wil never be @ work ! hehe

  • Jussy

    downloading it right now

  • jakir jk

    সুন্দরী বউ পেয়ে স্বামী আহ্লাদে আটখানা হয়ে বুক ধরে বলছে…
    উঃ জান বুকে ব্যাথা!
    সঙ্গে সঙ্গে স্ত্রী বুকে চুমুদিচ্ছে আর ভালো হয়ে যাচ্ছে !
    একটু পর বলে উঃ ঠোঁটে ব্যাথা!

    স্ত্রী চুমু দিচ্ছে ঠিক হয়ে যাচ্ছে !
    একটু পরে উঃ কপালে ব্যাথা চুমু দিচ্ছে ঠিক হয়ে যাচ্ছে !

    এই ঘটনা দেখে ট্রেনের ফ্লোরে বসে থাকা এক বৃদ্ধ লোক বলে উঠল… ‘
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    .মা আমার তো ডায়রিয়া, একটু চুমু দিয়ে ভাল করে দিবা?

  • ARX8

    Oh Facebook, f**king stop already!

  • Andrew

    Didn’t yammer do this like 5 years ago?