Workplace by Facebook Simplifies File Collaboration
Sharing content and collaborating gets easier
Facebook recently announced upgrades to their Workplace solution for business collaboration, designed to support people who want to work together more efficiently. The new enhancements are intended to help teams feel more closely connected and ensure that they have the tools they need to manage, store, share, and collaborate on essential files.
As part of the Workplace Experience announcement delivered at F8, Facebook revealed some exciting new features for content collaboration and file sharing. To make work simpler and more effective, Facebook wants to make it easier for people to find the content they need at the right time.
What’s New to Workplace by Facebook?
First, Facebook is bringing Native Google and Microsoft file pickers into the Facebook experience. It’s now easier to find the content you need from OneDrive, SharePoint, and Google Drive. Facebook also upgraded the integrations with Quip, Dropbox, and Box. If you use these Workplace advancements, you can share up to 6 documents in your posts to keep your workflow in a single place.
With multiple file attachments from cloud and desktop providers, you can also make the most of content collaboration. Facebook is allowing users to upload files from Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Google Drive all at the same time. Just choose what you need from a drop-down menu or use the drag-and-drop function.
There’s also the option to attach files directly to comments in your conversation. Replying to a post in a Workplace Group will give you the opportunity to attach a file of up to 100MB in size. Files in Comments enable the easy management of group discussion.
Additional Upgrades to Workplace by Facebook
Along with all the new enhancements mentioned above, Workplace by Facebook has also introduced Linking Folders for your Groups. This update will allow you to link all of your cloud folders within the “Files” area of your Groups. This means that admins can bulk link to relevant knowledge bases of content for their teams. This change might be small, but it could also be very effective at helping team members find the content they need most.
The redesigned Files tab on Workplace by Facebook has also been entirely re-designed to improve navigation, deliver richer previews, and provide new features for navigating and linking folders. This means that people can engage with, share, and find the right content much faster. What’s more, people can get more work done in groups without having to switch their applications.
For those interested in learning more, there is a resource pack available from Workplace by Facebook.