Facebook at Work to bolster its presence in India

India is one of the top priority countries for ‘Facebook at Work’ and the social networking giant will soon start testing the app with more companies in the country, top Facebook executives have said.

“Rolling out ‘Facebook at Work’ to companies in India is a significant milestone. We are excited at the high rate of adoption globally and I look forward to working with all businesses in India,” Julien Codorniou, director of ‘Facebook at Work’ told reporters here.

‘Facebook at Work’ is a new way for colleagues to collaborate effectively and be more productive at the workplace.

“Indians companies are one of the fastest to adopt ‘Facebook at Work’,” added Ramesh Gopalkrishna, head (APAC) at ‘Facebook at Work’, adding that over 60,000 Indian companies are looking forward to join the new platform.

Across the globe, companies from banking to telecommunications to travel, retail and real estate have successfully deployed ‘Facebook at Work’.

Indian firms like L&T Infotech, Godrej, Yes Bank, UST Global, Paytm, Practo, Zomato, Delhivery, BookMyShow, ibibo, AskMe, Urban Ladder, Girnarsoft (Cardekho, Zigwheels & Gaadi) KartRocket, Edureka, eVidyaloka, Vision India Foundation, Landmark Group and Telenor, among others, are already using ‘Facebook at Work’.

Over 140 million people are on the main Facebook website in India and nearly 90 percent use it on smartphones.

“The initial results from ‘Facebook at Work’ implementation are very encouraging. The platform is bringing our global teams closer, enabling a culture change, and fostering innovation across the organisation,” said Sanjay Jalona, CEO and managing director, L&T Infotech, in a statement.

‘Facebook at Work’ shares major features such as News Feed, groups, messages, events and search from the social networking site.

“I would say 95 percent of what we developed for Facebook is also adopted for ‘Facebook at Work’,” Codorniou added.

‘Facebook at Work’ also has its own standalone app on mobile. IANS

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