Workplace From Facebook To Offer Free Advanced Services To Governments And Emergency Services

Workplace From Facebook To Offer Free Advanced Services To Governments And Emergency Services

Workplace from Facebook is announcing it will be providing access to its Advanced tier free of charge for governments and emergency services globally for one year.

For these organisations, which are on the frontline of combating COVID-19, this will help inform, connect and safeguard their employees, allowing them to share critical information in real-time, provide updates on the health and welfare of their employees, and enable leadership to reach employees via Live Video, posts and more.

Workplace helps connect everyone in an organisation, including frontline or deskless workers, and is deeply committed to supporting everyone within these organisations during this crisis.

“It’s more important than ever that people in critical roles are able to focus on their most impactful work, even if they can’t be together in person,” said a Workplace spokesperson.

“Technology will be a key driver in this effort, but only if it makes things easier, not harder. That means tools that are easy to pick up with minimal training. It means solutions that work on both desktop and mobile. And it means a platform that connects everybody, wherever they have to work.”

WHO internal communications lead Carey Kyer said: “Workplace ‘ticks the box’ on our need to communicate, engage and connect real-time with our colleagues around the world, especially during this public health emergency of international concern.”

Important information regarding this free offering:

  • This offer is available to all government organisations (at a country and local level) and emergency services (including ambulance, dispatchers and law enforcement) pending legal and compliance checks.
  • Through our platform, companies can instantly share information, live stream meetings or announcements, support two-way communication or even employ bots to quickly gather feedback from employees. The World Health Organization is currently using Workplace to share critical information about COVID-19 amongst its workforce, host staff seminars and create an open forum for employee questions.
  • Workplace Advanced is built for connecting entire organisations. It will provide these organisations with familiar Workplace features, such as Chat, Live Video and Groups, plus advanced admin controls.

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