Workplace by Facebook Continues to Think Inside the Box

Admins of groups within Workplace by Facebook will be able to link entire Box folders to those groups

Users of Facebook’s answer to Slack will also gain more control over images and how they are shared
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Workplace by Facebook announced several updates to its integration with Box at the latter’s BoxWorks 2017 event in San Francisco.

Julien Codorniou, vice president of Workplace by Facebook, detailed the updates in a blog post.

Administrators of groups within Workplace by Facebook will be able to link entire Box folders to those groups, making the full contents of those folders available for all members to view and open documents, and granting new group members automatic access.

Codorniou wrote, “By enabling the people in your Workplace group to see the full contents of your Box folder, you’re helping improve collaboration and decision making. It means better conversations about projects and quicker decisions on documents, which is particularly important on the critical projects that involve lots of documents, like marketing campaigns or financial planning.”

Users of Facebook’s answer to Slack will also gain more control over images and how they are shared.

Workplace by Facebook users can select document preview images without images of the document being captured by Workplace, enabling them to follow compliance policies that prevent third-party image captures.

After Workplace community admins enable the integration, users can select Box files from their post composers via the Add File button in order to generate previews, or links to Box files can be shared directly into posts to do so.

Codorniou wrote, “This update also gives you greater controls when sharing files. Together with Box, we’ve built a solution that helps customers with compliance policies that prevent third-party image capture. The new Box preview enables you to select the type of image that group members see when they access a shared file or a folder. It means users can select a simple document preview image without Workplace capturing an image of the document.”