Microsoft's Docs Now Supports Facebook Groups

With the announcement of the new Facebook Groups last month, it was only natural Docs.com would quickly incorporate this capability. So here it is!

Back in August we told you that Docs.com was deepening their Facebook integration to get you to “create, find, and share” docs with other users. With the announcement of the new Facebook Groups last month, it was only natural Docs.com would quickly incorporate this capability. So here it is!

Until now, sharing a Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or PDF document with other FB users implied doing it individually or choosing every recipient one by one. Not anymore. With the new Facebook Groups integration you can now share a document with a pre-arranged group of people. It looks something like this:

Unlike Office Web Apps, Docs.com enhances their service with several social networking features. When you share doc, this will post on the Group’s wall via Facebook’s newsfeed, and it will show up on each member’s indivdual wall too. People can also comment on the document on the post or beside the document itself. The coolest thing about this is that you don’t have to have Microsoft Office installed in your computer to use this application. Simply use Microsoft Office Web Apps via Docs and you’re set.

We’ll have to keep an eye out to see how Docs responds to Facebook’s impending new email service launch, if it does happen this Monday. How fast can they integrate this service to FB’s new feature, a la Google Docs?