January 19, 2017
With Facebook’s Workplace, a business-oriented version of Facebook, co-workers can easily connect, collaborate, and work with one another no matter the space and distance. Like Facebook, Workplace contains Live Video, News Feed, Groups, Messenger, Reactions, Search, and Trending Posts. However, unlike Facebook, Workplace has:
- Analytics and Integrations: a dashboard with analytics, integration, single sign-on, and identity providers that companies use to integrate Workplace with their existing IT systems.
- Multi-Company Groups: shared spaces in which employees from different organizations can work together and collaborate.
Note: to join Workplace, you must submit an application to workplace.fb.com on the behalf of your company. Once your application has been approved, you will receive an email from Workplace inviting you to join. Note that you may receive a response from Workplace as late as three months.
If you want to start a Workplace account for your company, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Click “Get Started”
From the email invite Marketplace sent you, click “Get Started.”
Step 2: Click “Get Started” again
Click “Get Started.”
Step 3: Fill in form and click “Preview Profile”
Fill in the form with your information and click “Preview Profile” to see what your profile looks like.
Step 4: Access free trial
To access the free trial, click “Get Started.”
Step 5: Create password and click “Invite Coworkers”
Create your password then click “Invite Coworkers” to invite your employees to sign up. Employees won’t have to purchase the free trial.
Step 6: Invite co-workers
Enter the full names and email addresses of the employees you want to invite. Then click “Send Invites.”
Step 7: You’re done!
Congrats! You’re now a member of Workplace, and the employees you invited will become members of Workplace as soon as they sign up. Your email invites will be sent to the email addresses you provided, and your employees will go through a similar sign up process outlined in “How to Join Workplace as an Employee.”
Remember that Workplace looks and functions like Facebook. If you know how to navigate Facebook, you’ll know to navigate Workplace.
Interested in more Facebook Workplace info? Check out our guide on how to join Facebook Workplace as an employee.