Slack is one of the most popular apps in the business world. That is why most of the companies try to compete with it. Facebook was also one of those companies. Besides of Facebook for Work, they announced a new social network dedicated for the business world named as “Workplace” two years ago. However, for almost two years, it was in beta. Now, it is finally here.
To start with, it works similarly to the Facebook, but there is one major difference. Instead of interacting with your friends and family members, you are interacting with your co-workers. Also, unlike the Facebook, the service is not free. It requires a per-user subscription.
Compared to the Facebook for Work, it is clearly designed to compete with Slack, a communication service that values over $4 billion. Nevertheless, it has more tools than Slack. As it works like the Facebook itself, it is not just a messaging platform.
It is also cheaper than its competitor. It starts from $1 per user to $3 depending on the monthly active users. On the other hand, Slack can be used for free, but the standard service, which allows unlimited message storage and group phone calls, is almost $7.
Also, Facebook says that they will not sell your information to the ad networks like they do with the regular Facebook. It is because Workplace is different than the regular social network.
It has a different app, different website and different login.