Video chat directory
1080p video and high-speed, low-bandwidth screen sharing put you and up to 250 people all at the same table.
Participant pictures with job titles and video that locks on whoever is talking helps everyone know who’s who.
But while Facebook has made a lot of progress in terms of signing up new users, it’s been somewhat slower in terms of how it has built out the product overall.
One of the key defining characteristics of Slack, as a point of comparison, has been how the chat app (which has over 50,000 paying customers on its books) has positioned itself as a collaboration platform, by making it very easy to integrate many other apps, and bring in data from them, into your Slack conversations.
Slack now has thousands of apps in its App Directory that can now be integrated into your own Slack experience.
Facebook, on the other hand, has not been as aggressive in building out that aspect of the Workplace platform, with the primary integrations being with some of the more popular services on the market today like Box, Microsoft, Dropbox and Quip/Salesforce.
(And there are many places to go — not least of which is Slack, which just yesterday updated its own screen sharing feature with the ability to edit on other people’s screens — which had been a big feature of Screenhero, the startup it acquired to build it.
Its sights are set not just on helping people communicate what they are working on to each other, but to actually help them get that work done.Longer term, that could also see Facebook not just taking on significantly more integrations — and working with those who can enable them (as of April of this year, there are now more than 50 partners helping on that front); but also, tapping more into its efforts one with bots and AI to take on some an employee’s workload.activity, accessibility, add an app, Add members, Add to Slack, administrators, all passwords, analytics, android, announcement, announcements, App Directory, app icon, Apple Watch, archive, Asana, Automation apps, Fair Billing, billing details, billing, Bitbucket, bot user, box, browse, calls, Calls ! pc, changes, channels, channel management, channel notification, claim domains, close, compliance exports, compose, computers, connect, connected accounts, connecting, create, customization, customize, custom SAML, custom, data exports, data security, deactivate, default channels, delete, deletion, deploy slack, desktop, direct messages, disable, discover and join, display name, DMs, Do Not Disturb, domain, domains, dropbox, edit, editing, education, email address, email, emoji, emoticons, Enterprise Grid, Enterprise Mobility Management, export, failed payments, faqs, finding, format, formatting, free trials, general, getting started, giphy, github integration, github organization, github, glossary, google apps, google drive, guests, highlights, import, Incoming Web Hooks, integrations, ios, invite, JIRA, join, keyboard layout, keyboard shortcuts, Keychain Access, keyword notifications, language, languages, leave, limits, links, linux, mac, manage a workspace, manage apps, manage members, mention, merge, message display, mobile, mobile push, move channels, moving workspaces, multiple, mute, name, names, nonprofits, One Drive, onboard, owners, password, permissions, phones, pin, plan, plans, plus plan, polls, primary ownership, privacy policies, private channel, private notes and files, public channel, purpose, Quick Switcher, quote, reactivate, read, referrer information, reminder, remove, rename, retention, Request a new workspace, role, roles, RSS, Salesforce, SAML, SCIM, SCIM provisioning, search, send, share messages, share, shared channel, shared channels, sign in, sign out, signup mode, single sign-on, Slack notifications, slack status, slackbot, slash commands, snippet, snooze, star, statistics, sync, tablets, tax, threads, time zone, tips, to-do lists, topic, Trello, troubleshoot, trouble receiving, twitter, two-factor authentication, unread messages, updates, upgrade, upload, username, user groups, URL, video, voice call, voice, what is, whitelisting, windows phone, windows, working in, workspace creation requests, workspace discovery, wunderlist, zoom Whether you need to connect by voice or video call, or share your screen with your colleagues, our App Directory has a number of apps you can choose from. Today, the company is releasing a desktop app for Workplace Chat, with new features like screen sharing and, in coming months, group video chat, which will let people create virtual “rooms” of up to 50 people for interactive video conferences.Previously, the video features in Workplace were limited to live video broadcasts and one-to-one video conversations.
“We want to build Workplace like we built Facebook,” Codorniou said.