Facebook to Become More Official with ‘Facebook at Work’

In a bid to become an integral part of office life, the social networking site Facebook is reportedly working on a new version of its service to make your working hours more productive, said reports.

The new service called "Facebook at Work" will allow employees to have work-friendly chats, connect with business partners, document collaboration and increase storage facilities.

It will look like Facebook with news feeds but will offer work and personal pages, the Financial Times reported. Workers at Facebook have already been using the work-focused site for a while, the report said.

The free enterprise version of its service will become a major rival to Google, Microsoft and LinkedIn, who are already into this domain.

"Facebook is secretly working on a new website called ‘Facebook at Work’" that would allow users to "chat with colleagues, connect with professional contacts and collaborate over documents", FT report said.

Facebook, which has 1.35 billion monthly active users worldwide is embarking upon a major overhaul to include long-term projects.

"We are going to continue preparing for the future by investing aggressively, connecting everyone, understanding the world, and building the next-generation in computing platforms," Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said recently. "We have a long journey ahead," he said.

Facebook, which has reported doubling of profits to $802 million in the last quarter, has been seeking to broaden its offerings and one of the applications is for office people to chat anonymously in virtual "rooms," similar to the chat rooms in IM days of the Internet.

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