Facebook yesterday officially launched its ‘Workplace’ platform, an organization and business collaboration tool to rival the likes of Slack.

Previously known as Facebook Work, Workplace combines social network, chat messenger, and productivity features to help teams work together online. The app includes groups, custom profiles and ad-free news feeds, including tools for team members to make audio and video calls as well as host live broadcasts.

There’s also something called Multi-Company Groups, which allows employees from different organizations to work together.

Workplace is free for non-profits and schools, but Facebook will charge commercial users of the platform $3 per month for organizations of up to 1,000 people, and as low as $1 per month for organizations comprising over 10,000 employees.

That contrasts with Slack’s Standard plan of $6.67 per user and its Free tier, which has some search and archive limitations.

Workplace exists as a web interface and an iOS app similar in style to Facebook’s other mobile offerings. The app is a free download for iPhone and iPad available on the App Store. [Direct Link]

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