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Workplace (software)

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Developer(s)Meta Platforms
TypeCollaborative software

Workplace is an online collaborative software tool developed by Meta Platforms. Its features include instant messaging, file sharing, and video and audio conferencing. It was announced on 14 May 2024 that Meta would be sunsetting Workplace in 2026.


Workplace was first announced on January 14, 2015.[1] It launched in beta as Facebook at Work before officially launching in October 2016.[2][better source needed] Free accounts were discontinued as of February 2021.[citation needed]

Workplace for Good was launched in June 2018 to provide a free version of Workplace for registered non-profits and staff of educational institutions.[3]

In October 2018, Workplace announced the launch of Safety Check.[4] Originally developed by Facebook engineers after the 2011 Japanese tsunami,[citation needed] Safety Check for Workplace allows organizations to identify employees who may be affected by a crisis and send and monitor responses. Safety Check has been used by Delta Air Lines (during Hurricane Florence and the Hokkaido earthquake).[5]

As of May 2021, there were 7 million paying users.[6]


While Workplace accounts are set up and run separately[7] from Facebook accounts, Workplace uses much of Facebook's underlying technology. Workplace uses machine learning to rank information in a user's news feed and make recommendations, while 'downranking' less relevant information.[8] Workplace data is stored across 12 Facebook-owned and operated data centers.[9]


PC Mag described it as "Facebook if your employer restricted membership to only your coworkers and bosses" and concluded "Workplace is what an organization makes of it".[10]

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  1. ^ Alba, Davey (Jan 14, 2015). "'Facebook at Work' Launches So You Can Never Not Be on Facebook". Wired. Archived from the original on November 8, 2020. Retrieved Jul 25, 2019 – via www.wired.com.
  2. ^ "RBS becomes first bank in the world to launch Facebook At Work". www.rbs.com. Archived from the original on April 3, 2019. Retrieved Jul 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "How to Successfully launch Workplace to your whole non-profit". www.workplace.com. Retrieved 2023-11-27.
  4. ^ "Bringing Safety Check to Workplace on mobile and desktop – Workplace Stories". October 9, 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-10-09.
  5. ^ Johnson, Khari (2018-10-09). "Workplace by Facebook introduces multi-company chat groups and video calls". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2023-11-27.
  6. ^ Dignan, Larry. "Workplace by Facebook passes 5 million paid users, launches Workplace Rooms, video conferencing enhancements". ZDNet. Archived from the original on 2020-06-10. Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  7. ^ "How do I unlink my personal and work accounts?". Workplace from Meta. Archived from the original on September 24, 2023. Retrieved Jul 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "How using AI is making work more meaningful – Workplace Stories". 2018-12-18. Archived from the original on 2018-12-18. Retrieved 2020-07-31.
  9. ^ "Facebook Accelerates its Data Center Expansion". Mar 19, 2018. Archived from the original on June 1, 2019. Retrieved Jul 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "Workplace by Facebook". PCMag UK. Dec 12, 2017. Archived from the original on April 3, 2019. Retrieved Jul 25, 2019.

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