Facebook Workplace vs Slack


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Facebook Workplace
Facebook Workplace is business alternative to Facebook. Connect everyone in your company and turn ideas into action. Through group discussion, a personalised News Feed, and voice and video calling, work together and get more done. Workplace is an ad-free space, separate from your personal Facebook account.
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Slack
Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams. Create open channels for the projects, groups and topics that the whole team shares. Slack searches whole conversations, not just individual messages, so you can find what you’re looking for no matter who said what or when they said it. Slack free open-source (self-hosted) alternatives are: Mattermost, Rocket.Chat, Zulip
Comparing Facebook Workplace vs Slack is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Facebook Workplace has better video than Slack



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Slack has more user-friendly interface than Facebook Workplace because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Slack is more popular than Facebook Workplace

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Slack gets cool screen-sharing tool (in 2017)
- Facebook Workplace gets standalone mobile apps (in 2017)
- Facebook Workplace gets desktop app (in 2017)
- Slack raised $250 million at $5 billion valuation (in 2017)
- Slack adds screen sharing (in 2017)
- Facebook introduced bots into Workplace (in 2017)
- Slack launched Enterprise version of its group chat (in 2017)
- Slack now allows to add comments to particular message (in 2017)
- Slack adds video calls (in 2016)
- Google and Slack team up against Microsoft and Facebook (in 2016)

Looks like Slack was recently more active than Facebook Workplace (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Facebook Workplace and Slack meet head to head:

2017 - Facebook Workplace gets desktop app to take on Slack


Facebook has launched official desktop PC and Mac chat apps with screen sharing — two features users have been begging for. Right now, they’re only available for Workplace, Facebook’s enterprise collaboration software that competes with Slack and other business apps. Workplace has over 14,000 businesses on board paying $1 to $3 per user, and recently signed up Wal-Mart. Screensharing could help Workplace attract more clients and disrupt the clunky screen sharing of alternative apps like Skype and WebEx. It’s clear that Facebook is applying its rapid development style in an bid to conquer offices with an all-in-one collaboration app while competitors only offer a piece of the puzzle.