Facebook at Work is on its way – here’s what you need to know

The social network is about to take on LinkedIn

Back in November we found out that Facebook was working on a secret new project. We knew it would be an app that allowed people to use Facebook at work, but after that we knew very little about the project.

But now Facebook has released more information about Facebook at Work and we’ve got the lowdown.

What is Facebook at Work?

It’s pegged by commentators as a rival to LinkedIn – but the app appears to be more than that.

According to Facebook, it’s less about networking for social reasons (though, of course, that is a factor) and more about being used as a daily tool to help employers communicate with staff and co-workers communicate with each other.

It’s already launched (sort of)

The app is pretty much finished, and has already launched to some businesses – which Facebook is calling “pilot partners”.

Employees of these businesses will be able to download the app to their phone or use it on their computer.

Can I use it now?

At the moment, you can’t use it unless your work is already signed up.

The big question – will my boss be able to see my weekend antics?

No, your boss will not be able to view any pictures of your drunken skinny-dipping escapades in Greece, thankfully.

Your two accounts will be connected, but only so you can use the same username and password for both.

If it doesn’t include my normal stuff, what’s on my Facebook at Work profile?

Your information on Facebook at Work will be visible to your employer and colleagues but no-one else.

Facebook says: “When you set up your work account, your profile will automatically include information provided by your employer.

“This may include details like your name, job title, and work contact info. Since your employer provides this info, you should contact your company’s human resources department if you want to edit any of the details.”

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