Facebook has decided to launch its work version in the coming months, according to an executive at the company.
“Facebook at Work lets you create a work account that is separate from your personal Facebook account. With a Facebook at Work account, you can use Facebook tools to interact with coworkers. Things you share using your work account will only be visible to other people at your company.”
To set up a work account, your company must be using Facebook at Work.
The site features the news feed, likes and chat apps that can be found on the normal Facebook. But the new tools have to be bought by companies, and will also feature exclusive products like security tools, according to reports.
However, the tool also has some restrictions added. Facebook at Work is not built to support games, for instance, and companies will be in control of what happens on the site.
Facebook at Work lets users create a work account that is separate from their personal Facebook account.
You can link your personal Facebook account to your Facebook at Work account to log into both accounts with the same email and password.
To link your personal account to your work account:
- Click your name at the top of any Facebook at Work page
- Click No Personal Account
- Confirm the email address for your personal account and click Okay
When you link your accounts, none of your information, posts or activity from your personal account can be seen on your work account.
Facebook plans to charge a few dollars per month per user for premium services.
Facebook at Work has been tested since January and is almost ready for mass consumption. The service will be invite-only at first, but will soon be allowed to spread across the industry.