Facebook Just Quietly Released A Beta Chat App To Let People Talk On Its Workplace Platform

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Users have been requesting it for months, and now it seems that Facebook has stealthily launched an official desktop chat app for screen-sharing.

While the feature is currently only available on Facebook Workplace – a chat software similar to Slack – experts suggest it could one day be launched on Messenger.

The feature allows users to share their full-screen or specific desktop apps with co-workers.

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Users have been requesting it for months, and now it seems that Facebook has stealthily launched an official desktop chat app for screen-sharing

Users have been requesting it for months, and now it seems that Facebook has stealthily launched an official desktop chat app for screen-sharing

WORKPLACE CHAT DESKTOP APP

The new desktop app allows co-workers to message each other throughout the day without having to rely on a browser tab.

The beta app, dubbed Workplace Chat, functions similarly to the Workplace website, and boasts the same text chat and media sharing capabilities.

The app has a main dashboard of all your conversations, text search, and photo, video, voice clip, emoji, GIF, and web cam sharing.

You can also set up desktop notifications that appear over other windows so you never miss a message.

Within the Workplace desktop app is the new screen-sharing feature.

Users can decide whether to share their full screen or a specific app with co-workers.

TechCrunch spotted a beta version of the desktop Workplace app this week, within which was the new screen-sharing feature.

Facebook launched Workplace last year, and it is currently being used by over 14,000 businesses who pay between $1 and $3 (75p and £2.30) per user.

But the new desktop app allows co-workers to message each other throughout the day without having to rely on a browser tab.

The beta app, dubbed Workplace Chat, functions similarly to the Workplace website, and boasts the same text chat and media sharing capabilities.

The app has a main dashboard of all your conversations, text search, and photo, video, voice clip, emoji, GIF, and web cam sharing.

You can also set up desktop notifications that appear over other windows so you never miss a message.

Vanessa Chan, a spokesperson for Facebook, told TechCrunch: 'This was one of the most widely requested features by customers, so we built it.

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