Facebook’s Workplace reaches 2M paid users, targets SMBs
Buoyed by adoption at some of the world’s largest organizations, Workplace at Facebook has now amassed two million paid users, according to the latest data released by the company.
Workplace was launched at the end of 2016, following a lengthy beta period with customers such as Royal Bank of Scotland. Since then, 150 companies have deployed the enterprise social network to more than 10,000 users, alongside a handful of organizations rolling Workplace out to more 100,000 workers. Among that latter group are Telefonica, Nestlé, Starbucks and Walmart.
“The uniqueness of Workplace is that we built the business by starting first with big companies,” said Julien Codorniou, vice president of Workplace at Facebook. As Workplace continues to grow, the next priority is to increase adoption among smaller and mid-sized businesses, too, he said.