Social media giant set to launch business-friendly Facebook

Social Media site Facebook has been the cause of more than a few disciplinary actions in workplaces where access is not already blocked by company firewalls.

Even where it has not been blocked, office workers in Moray as in every part of the world have been guilty of furtive looks at their social media status throughout the working day – running the risk of being caught out.

Soon, however, the social media site may no longer be the scourge of the office – but a useful tool welcomed openly by employers.

That is because Facebook have said they are ready with a new version of their social media platform designed specifically to improve communication between co-workers – Facebook at Work.

“Facebook at work will let people create a work account that is separate from their personal Facebook account,” a spokesman for the California-based company said, adding: “With a Facebook At Work account, you can use Facebook tools to interact with co-workers.

“Things you share using your work account will only be visible to other people at your company.

“Your work account is only visible to people at your company and is separate from your personal account. From your work account, you can still access things that are shared publicly on Facebook.

“When you set up your work account, you’ll be able to connect it to your personal account.

“This lets you switch between the two accounts while using the same username and password for both. Your username and password are not shared with your employer.”

Free to use, Facebook at Work is currently being trialled and is not yet on general release – however, the company say that it will be released to the general public following trials.

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