Your boss might want you to spare more time for Facebook at the office as the social media platform is all set to come up with "Enterprise Social Network" (ESN), commonly known as 'Facebook at Work', for business communications.

 

The ESN, in Beta mode, is currently being used by around 400 companies and 60,000 companies will be added on the board soon.

 

Indian start-ups like Paytm, Zomato, Practo and many such companies have already taken up the testing mode of the new feature. The social media major is already working on its strategy to cover the total global work population of three billion.

 

'Facebook at Work' is pretty similar to the already existing Facebook but at a customised level. The new version will have its own have user profiles, news feed, groups and messages, which makes the new version quite user-friendly.

 

The companies can opt for different platforms but in case, two companies are on the same platform then they will be able to interact with each other too.

 

'Facebook at Work', on its Beta version, is given only to the companies which have 5,000 employees or more. Once it is officially launched it will be made available for others too. The full version of it is yet to be launched.

 

'Facebook at Work' will have to face a tough competition from already existing platforms like Slack and HipChat, given their popularity in the market.