Facebook’s work app Workplace to integrate with Microsoft Teams
Facebook is integrating its Workplace with Microsoft's collaboration app Teams, so users can better share information between the two platforms.
The changes will allow users to share content from Workplace's newsfeed and from its groups into Microsoft's Teams platform. Soon, it said, users, will be able to livestream video from Teams into Workplace groups.
Remote-working tools have become key fixtures for companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“You have to meet employees where they directly are, wherever they're doing their work, whatever platforms they're most using,” said Ujjwal Singh, head of Workplace, in an interview. He said the integration was largely aimed at customers of both products.
Workplace, which the Silicon Valley company uses as its internal messaging board, was launched outside of the company five years ago. The software is also used by companies including Walmart and Deliveroo. Facebook says it has 7 million paid subscribers on Workplace.