One year ago, Facebook launched Workplace to help make companies more connected and productive. So today, we’re launching the Workplace Chat desktop app. Now, anyone can download the app for Workplace Chat on PC, Mac, Android or iOS.
Great, familiar design and use for your team. If you into feed based collaboration you should check it outCons:
The chat feature needs to ramp up it's features quickly to get on par with industry standards.
If you are working for a company that has multiple topics at the same time running in the one department/team thinking about a feed based collaboration could be a good option.
With Workplace you can organise your team in groups and discuss projects/topics via the comments on a post. This could help your team stay on topic and don't get distracted by another random comment in your chat history.
The (news) feed based way of communicating (FB) can work well for slow moving tasks or project overviews. I feel like a company with more than 50ppl could start to make real use of this kind of work.
The FB messenger really isn't on par with any of the major business chat's out their. So don't switch to FB if you really just wanna chat with your guys. You could, however, use it to supplement your Slack usage with some company feeds. But then you should save the money and use G+ which comes free with your G Suite subscription.
The pricing however is attractive. Starting at a about a dollar a month and employee it's way below industry average.Dominik Kugelmann has used this product for one month.