Android devices will soon have Facebook Work Chat, as the company announced last Friday. Work Chat will be available as part of Facebook at Work, a platform that enables users to easily share information and files, make plans, as well as communicate with their colleagues as work.
At the moment, there are about 300 companies that are using Facebook at Work. The platform for companies was launched in January this year as a closed beta, and the plan was to offer a free version by the end of 2015.
Facebook attempts to become the most popular on all the fields of social media, as it has already bought a very attractive chat app named WhatsApp. Facebook at Work, along with its Work Chat will surely be a tough competitor against other platforms designed for work and careers, such as Slack, Yammer or the very popular LinkedIn.
There are a lot of other chat apps available, as people prefer online messaging which doesn’t cost to text messaging. Among the most popular we can find WhatsApp, Telegram, WeChat, Signal, BBM, Snapchat, Line, Hangouts and Groupme.
In order to use the new Work Chat feature, users will need to already have an active account of Facebook at Work. It is the same with Facebook Messenger, where in order to chat you need a Facebook account.
The app has already appeared on Google Play last Thursday, but Facebook has yet to reveal when Work Chat will be available on the iOS devices. TechCrunch has reported that the company is currently working on this matter.
As Android devices will soon have Facebook Work Chat, the best part seems to be that we will be able to completely separate our virtual work lives from our personal online lives. Even though Facebook wants to monopolize each aspect of online media, we have to admit that it is easier when we can use one platform with very similar interfaces for different services. However, we should keep in mind that other companies might have better apps to offer, even if they are not so well known.
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