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“We want to build Workplace like we built Facebook,” Codorniou said.
“We [first] put everyone on the same network and connect them…
With team chats, calls, and activities visible to the whole team and chats preserved across devices, team members stay in the know even after a meeting. Mobile meeting apps for Android, i OS, and Windows Phone let you meet, chat, and call into meetings on smartphones and tablets.
Upload photos from your smartphone or stream its video into a meeting so team members can see what you see.
But while Facebook has made a lot of progress in terms of signing up new users, it’s been somewhat slower in terms of how it has built out the product overall.
One of the key defining characteristics of Slack, as a point of comparison, has been how the chat app (which has over 50,000 paying customers on its books) has positioned itself as a collaboration platform, by making it very easy to integrate many other apps, and bring in data from them, into your Slack conversations.
1080p video and high-speed, low-bandwidth screen sharing put you and up to 250 people all at the same table.
Participant pictures with job titles and video that locks on whoever is talking helps everyone know who’s who.
From small huddle bays to large conference rooms, enjoy a rich, online collaboration experience that’s simple to use and manage.
However, the new desktop apps — for both PC and Mac — are a hat tip that there are, in fact, a lot of those desk-sitters using Workplace, too.
The two apps have been in beta for a little while, as spotted by my colleague Josh earlier this month.
But just as important, another key reason is engagement.
By adding in more features like screen sharing, desktop apps and group video chat into a Workplace experience, people are more likely to stay in Facebook’s app rather than going elsewhere for those features.
You can also broadcast meetings to up to 10,000 people and customize them with URLs, Q&As, and more.