Facebook to launch its enterprise communication/collaboration network in October

Facebook to launch its enterprise communication/collaboration network in October

According to a development first reported by The Information, social network Facebook is apparently set to launch a new enterprise messaging platform – called ‘Facebook at Work’ – in October. The new network will basically be Facebook's Slack competitor for enterprises.

As per the report, ‘Facebook at Work’ will be Facebook’s enterprise communication and collaboration network, which has been in closed beta since last January. During the closed beta, the network was being tested with 400-plus beta testers.

Revealing that the ‘Facebook at Work’ enterprise messaging platform will be launched by Facebook in the next few weeks, The Information said that Facebook will evidently follow a ‘per user, per month’ pricing model for the new workplace-centric social network.

In other words, Julien Codorniou – the director of ‘Facebook at Work’ – has revealed that the ‘Facebook at Work’ pricing plan will charge companies “per monthly active user,” rather than charging a flat rate per company. As such, companies will not have to pay for empty seats.

Though the exact pricing for ‘Facebook At Work’ has not been officially announced by Facebook, one of the companies testing the network had told Business Insider in May that they had been quoted a ‘per user’ cost of between $1 and $5 by Facebook.

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