“Work Chat” is Facebook’s New Messaging App for “Facebook at Work” Users

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Facebook at Work is Facebook’s corporate service for businesses and organizations. Your company must sign up in order to access Facebook at Work, and once approved, you’ll have your own, unique mini social network shared amongst your employees. Facebook recently announced the next stage of Facebook at Work is a mobile messaging app called Work Chat. With this new app, it’s now easier to stay up to date and in touch with your team.

Work Chat is now available for Android, and the iOS version is expected to be released in early 2016. The app is quite similar to Messenger, Facebook’s popular standalone messaging app, with features such as group chat, chat heads, photos and videos, voice calling, notification management, and fun stuff like GIFs and stickers.

Here’s the Google Play store description of Work Chat:

Work Chat is the messaging app for Facebook at Work. Right now Facebook at Work and Work Chat are only available to some companies, and you need a work account to use them.

To let us know if your company is interested in Facebook at Work, visit http://facebook.com/help/work. Work Chat lets you quickly message people at your company.

  • Send a message to one of your coworkers or create a group chat with a few of them. With chat heads, you can keep up with the conversation while using other apps.
  • See a directory of other employees and start new conversations easily.
  • Turn off notifications when you’re on vacation or just don’t want to be disturbed.

Currently, Work Chat has an overall rating of 4.5 from 132 total ratings in the Google Play store.

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Work Chat: Messenger-Type App for Facebook at Work

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Users of Facebook at Work now have their own Messenger-style messaging application, as Work Chat is available for Android via Google Play.

Facebook told TechCrunch an iOS version of Work Chat is being developed, adding that the launch date for the freemium version of Facebook at Work would likely be pushed back into 2016, instead of toward the end of this year.

Work Chat offers many of the same features as Messenger, including group chat, chat heads, the ability to include photos and videos in messages, free voice calling, the ability to turn off notifications and, yes, even stickers.

The description of Work Chat in Google Play reads:

Work Chat is the messaging app for Facebook at Work. Right now, Facebook at Work and Work Chat are only available to some companies, and you need a work account to use them.

To let us know if your company is interested in Facebook at Work, visit http://facebook.com/help/work.

Work Chat lets you quickly message people at your company.

  • Send a message to one of your coworkers or create a group chat with a few of them. With chat heads, you can keep up with the conversation while using other apps.
  • See a directory of other employees and start new conversations easily.
  • Turn off notifications when you’re on vacation or just don’t want to be disturbed.

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