Walmart Is the Latest Big Brand to Adopt Facebook’s Answer to Slack

Big box retailer joins 14,000 companies that use 'Workplace'

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Facebook’s offering for companies just reeled in the world’s largest private employer.

Julien Codorniou, vice president of Workplace by Facebook, announced that Walmart is joining the more than 14,000 companies that have begun using the social network’s suite of productivity products for the office since its launch last October.

In a blog post, Codorniou provided examples of how the mega-retailer is already using Workplace by Facebook: “Sam’s Club associates are sharing best practices by posting pictures of their in-store product displays. Leaders at Walmart use features like Live to connect directly with associates and share important news and updates, from company earnings to store visits. Teams at Walmart are using Workplace to collaborate, manage projects, learn and develop. Translation features on Workplace have also helped increase communication at Walmart, facilitating better collaboration among associates in multiple geographies.”

Walmart chief information officer and executive vp Clay Johnson said in a statement emailed to Social Pro Daily: “We believe that the right technology can empower our people. Walmart’s vision of the future is centered around people—by serving the communities people live in and the people who work at Walmart. Workplace shares this mission, and together we’re building the next-generation workforce.”

Facebook began testing what was then known as Facebook at Work unofficially as early as November 2014, and the social network officially announced a test with pilot companies in January 2015.

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