Fb hopes to make it simpler to get work performed inside Office by way of new productiveness options — some natively constructed, others from third events — and different modifications it has in thoughts this 12 months for Office, its enterprise social community. 

The Office platform, which jettisoned its free tier final month, had grown to five million paid customers as of final Could, together with a roster of enterprise clients resembling Nestle and Walmart within the four-and-a-half years since its launch.

Ujjwal Singh Fb Office

Ujjwal Singh, head of product at Fb Office.

Like many SaaS-based collaboration software program distributors, Office noticed a big uptick in customers in 2020 as groups worldwide shifted to distant work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With many companies eyeing “hybrid” remote-work methods this 12 months, retaining clients related by way of the platform’s video and messaging instruments continues to be a precedence, in keeping with Ujjwal Singh, head of product at Office.

With that in thoughts, Fb at the moment unveiled updates to its video broadcast capabilities inside Stay Producer, together with an upgraded Security Test function – now rebranded as Security Middle.

SIngh, in an interview, additionally talked up plans to construct on the productiveness capabilities inside Office, which now has round 50 third-party integrations with numerous enterprise purposes. That quantity trails rival collaboration instruments resembling Slack and Microsoft Groups.

Computerworld spoke to Signh final week about what Office clients ought to count on within the coming months, with productiveness instruments and asynchronous communications additionally on the horizon. 

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