Are you a consultant who has been offered to try Workplace by Facebook for free, thanks to alerts like this on your Facebook Business Page?
The full offer reads, “Workplace by Facebook helps coworkers connect to share ideas. Free and unlimited groups, messaging, calling and storage. Built for business.”
The gist of Workplace by Facebook is to give you “free and unlimited groups, messaging, calling and storage” so you can collaborate with those you work with regardless of where you and your co-workers are.
Get Started with Workplace by Facebook
To create your account, you need to login with a work email address. Workplace by Facebook uses work email addresses and matches up same email domains, so if you are using something like Gmail or have outside vendors or contractors that don’t have an email address issued by your company, those email accounts can’t join you in Workplace by Facebook.
Confirm your email address to get started.
Next, invite your co-workers to join you in Workplace by Facebook. Name your team, too.
Once inside Workplace by Facebook, you’ll see that it has many of the same features as regular Facebook. You can create your own Workplace by Facebook Profile, including profile photo, cover photo and posting updates.
You have a News Feed.
You have Messages.
You can create and work in additional Groups.
You can create Events.
You can invite additional co-workers to join you in Workplace by Facebook, but you are still limited to your domain. As you start to type an email address, it auto-fills your domain.
One feature of Workplace by Facebook that we don’t have as part of our regular Facebook experience is the Teams & Projects section. You’ll notice in the cover photo area that your “Teams and Projects” is labeled an “Open Group”.
You have similar control and customization features as Facebook Groups.
Note: Workplace by Facebook is at a different domain than regular Facebook: work-XXXXXXXX.facebook.com. Workplace is available for Android and iPhone, too.