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Facebook sneakily released a Slack competitor

Your prayers are answered.  

Facebook has finally released a beta edition of Workplace Chat, a desktop messaging support for companies. The new messaging support is basically a competitor to Slack and can be a part of Facebook’s Workplace for Desktop bundle.

The beta version of the chatting program is now available for servers running Windows 7 and over and macOS 10.9 and over. It permits users send group and individual messages in a window which will not get lost one of browser tabs.  

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The Workplace Chat interface seems quite like that of Facebook Messenger. Both share numerous attributes in common, such as default emojis, nicknames, and hunt in dialog. The similarity follows match with Workplace itself, which comprises Facebook staples such as profiles, classes, and a business News Feed.  

Picture: Users may share complete screens with their coworkers, and they are also able to share opinions from a particular program. Basically, it is possible to share your Excel spreadsheet windows using a co-worker without needing to show the cat movie that is playing on your desktop computer.  

Workplace Chat marks Facebook’s very first foray into desktop applications in quite a very long time. Facebook has been heavily concentrated on cellular development for the last year, with nearly all of its latest attributes from Crisis Response to Snooze and Bonfire geared towards smartphone usage. Freeing Workplace Chat by the limits of a browser might actually enable Facebook, a procrastination tool for so many, to start inching its way to office life.  

If your operating system is current, you may download the beta here, even though it will not be especially helpful unless your coworkers have it as well. Facebook hasn’t yet announced when it will launch the last version.  

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