Workplace by Facebook upgrades file sharing on the platform


Workplace by Facebook, Facebook’s enterprise platform, has put an even greater emphasis on collaboration with several upgrades to make it even easier to find and share documents on the site.

Among the updates, the pickers for Microsoft SharePoint and OneDrive and Google Drive document sharing have been redesigned, and the platform’s integrations with Box, Dropbox and Quip have been upgraded, enabling users to share up to six documents in one post.

Alongside this, files from multiple providers can now be attached and shared, as well as files from users’ desktops and cloud storage. Files of up to 100 megabytes can also now be attached to comments on posts within Groups.

Cloud folders can also be linked to the files area of Groups and Group administrators can easily bulk-link to relevant content.

The files tab in Workplace has also been redesigned to improve navigation on the platform, provide richer previews, and add features for linking to and navigating folders.

Comment on the upgrades, Pancham Gajjar, who works on product monetisation in emerging markets for Facebook, said in a blog post, “Being able to share content is the foundation of collaboration. To make work faster and less painful, people want to discover the right content when they need it and be able to quickly share it with the right people in their organisation. These five updates mean you can do exactly that.”