28 comments

  • Jonathan SimcoeJonathan Simcoe, over 4 years ago

    Funny they used an Unsplash photo of mine for the UI profile image toward the top of the page (https://unsplash.com/@jdsimcoe?photo=GxnyOLTxCr8):

    photo

    12 points
  • Isaac WeinhausenIsaac Weinhausen, over 4 years ago

    We tried it for a while at Uber, never really caught on. Even though it was basically the exact same interface as regular fb, it felt odd and different. For starters, it's a separate network. I need to have two tabs open, one for work fb and one for personal fb.Secondly, the way I use fb for personal stuff doesn't translate the same for work. Fb is heavily oriented around the news feed, and it's great for consuming all the little entertaining and interesting tid-bits that my friends and extended network share, but at work, the social graph is much smaller, and there just isn't much of anything interesting worth keeping me engaged. People started posting cat videos and stuff, which is awesome of course, but we already do that on regular fb, and there's more of it, so then everyone kinda just stopped. It was strange.

    8 points
  • Rory ReiffRory Reiff, over 4 years ago

    Anyone else notice this is a wordpress site? #weird

    8 points
  • Powers Gray, over 4 years ago

    I feel like Slack already dominates this zone. I'm also not keen on integrating my Facebook with work related things...am I alone here?

    7 points
    • Calvin WilsonCalvin Wilson, over 4 years ago

      Same, not stoked about pairing the ultimate distraction with a productivity tool.. seems like a tough challenge for FB to figure out.

      0 points
    • Brooks HassigBrooks Hassig, over 4 years ago

      My understanding is that it's completely separate from normal FB.

      3 points
    • Jonathan YapJonathan Yap, over 4 years ago

      Not necessarily. Since there are larger organisations out there are still relies on enterprise solution. Slack is still not done with their enterprise offering. Larger orgs will struggle with a single chat feed to keep track of news and updates (think orgs with 10K+ and up all reacting to a certain update).

      That's why solutions like Yammer or Chatter still functions, and integrate well into their respective core offering (office 365 and Salesforce). It'll be interesting to see how they compete on their level in a work environment.

      0 points
  • Tony GinesTony Gines, over 4 years ago

    Really digging the (W) logomark. Well done there.

    5 points
  • Christian BehrensChristian Behrens, over 4 years ago

    ".. separate from your personal Facebook account.

    This is probably the most useful feature.

    2 points
  • Nik TreiberNik Treiber, over 4 years ago

    Wondering why Facebook didn't do this sooner. Seems like a no-brainer in terms of effort

    2 points
  • Michael McLaughlin, over 4 years ago

    "Take a video tour" is a 178 MB video..

    1 point
  • Erik BueErik Bue, over 4 years ago

    I'm currently a designer at Facebook and really love using Workplace (previously Facebook at Work). Having different groups for the different teams I'm working with has actually been a great way to stay connected and organized. There are also a lot of more casual/fun groups that help facilitate the fun culture. In terms of the news feed...it's actually translated very well, at least for a company the size of FB, making it easy to follow what's happening across the company as a whole.

    0 points
  • Peiran TanPeiran Tan, over 4 years ago

    That is some horribly set type.

    0 points
  • James Young, over 4 years ago

    Feels a little like Google+ or one of the other big company apps or systems where the only problem it really solves is "we need our own version of X".

    I guess competition in a market is good though, Slack has worked well for our team but there's always space for improvement.

    0 points
  • Brooks HassigBrooks Hassig, over 4 years ago

    Hey Facebook, could you also recreate Jira? Thanks.

    0 points