A report from Financial Times today indicates that Facebook is working on a new service called “Facebook at Work” that aims to get a piece of the business social networking space.
According to the report, Facebook at Work will look similar to the main service, complete with news feed and groups, but will allow users to maintain a separate work profile as well as a personal profile.
Facebook has reportedly been working on the tool for at least a year and has begun testing with external companies as a launch draws near.
Popular tools like Slack and Yammer are used in many businesses for internal social networking; Facebook is yet to enter the space.
It’s interesting that Facebook is looking to move into the business social networking space, as many employers actively discourage their employees from using social networking during business hours.
With Facebook now reaching over 1.3 billion monthly active users, it’s likely looking for additional sources of user and revenue growth for the future so expanding into businesses could guarantee not only user growth but would secure additional revenue.
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