'Facebook at work' seeks to connect employees

Facebook at Work Asia-Pacific Head Ramesh Gopalkrishna is confident that the service will pick up.

Published: 11th May 2016 03:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th May 2016 03:38 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Facebook on Tuesday launched ‘Facebook at Work’ in India that will allow employees of an organisation to collaborate and connect with co-workers, like their enterprise network.

Even at beta stage, Facebook has attracted L&T Infotech, Telenor, RBS, YES Bank, Godrej Industries, Paytm, Zomato and Delhivery coming on board. “Indian enterprises have shown great enthusiasm,” said Facebook at Work Director Julien Codorniou.

Employees can connect with each other, see newsfeed, comment and share posts, create groups and chat using Work Chat. But to ensure safety and security, users cannot use their personal accounts to log in and the access is managed by the organisation. The login is disabled when the employees leave the organisation.

Over 60,000 companies globally signed up for the pilot. Of these, Facebook got 450 companies on board. These include different sectors from banking, telecom, travel, retail and real estate. Facebook is focussing on adding companies with 5,000-10,000 employees before opening the platform.

Facebook at Work Asia-Pacific Head Ramesh Gopalkrishna is confident that the service will pick up. Facebook at work has been developed as a mobile first solution.


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