Workplace by Facebook quietly launches desktop messenger app

Workplace by FB desktop app

Workplace – Facebook’s enterprise communication and collaboration software has launched a new desktop app that makes it easier for users to message with co-workers without relying on a browser tab that can get lost amongst all your other tabs.

Workplace by Facebook spokesperson Vanessa Chan confirmed the launch of the desktop app saying “This was one of the most widely requested features by customers, so we built it. The desktop app is still in beta and being tested by Workplace customers who are providing feedback that we’ll use to improve the product before a wider rollout.”

The desktop app works similarly to Workplace Chat’s dedicated website. It provides a big dashboard of all your conversations, text search, and the typical photo, video, voice clip, emoji, GIF, and webcam sharing. You can also set up desktop notifications that ride over your other windows so you never miss a message.

Read more about the new development via a recent post by TechCrunch.

Hear what Facebook has planned for Workplace at smilelondon – where we interview Rebe Tristan, Head of Customer Growth (EMEA) at Facebook about the success of Workplace since its launch.