Facebook has launched a work-focused chat app that’s designed to help people be more productive. The social network has just introduced desktop versions of Workplace Chat, which is available to Windows and MacOS users. Previously, users could only access it on desktop via a browser, or on a mobile phone through the Android and iOS apps. The new desktop app allows co-workers to message each other throughout the day without having to rely on a browser tab or smartphone.
"Now, we're offering a messaging-focused experience through Workplace Chat, both on desktop and mobile," said Julien Codorniou, Vice President,Workplace by Facebook. "Workplace Chat has always had mobile and browser components, and now we're adding a desktop app. With the desktop app, people can access the same great features of the mobile app directly from their desktop," Codorniou wrote in a blog post. Workplace Chat will be updated in the coming weeks to include support for group video chat on the desktop and on mobile. "People will soon be able to click a button and instantly start a video call for their team," Codorniou said.