Report: ‘Facebook at Work’ coming soon

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Facebook has been reportedly developing a business solution for people to chat with co-workers and connect with professional contacts. Dubbed Facebook at Work, Financial Times reports that this LinkedIn-like product is coming soon.

Financial Times says that this product will look much like the current version of Facebook:

The Silicon Valley company is developing a new product designed to allow users to chat with colleagues, connect with professional contacts and collaborate over documents, competing with Google Drive and Microsoft Office, according to people familiar with the matter.

The new site will look very much like Facebook – with a newsfeed and groups – but will allow users to keep their personal profile with its holiday photos, political rants and silly videos separate from their work identity. Facebook declined to comment.

Facebook employees have long used the site in their daily work and expanding this to other companies has been discussed internally for some time. The project began in earnest during the past year and is now being tested with companies as its launch approaches. Some of the engineers developing Facebook at Work are based in London.

Facebook, as is standard procedure for stories of this nature, declined to comment on the Financial Times report.

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