Facebook is building the Tools to Power the Future of Work
The shift to remote work just accelerated. Today new technology is helping us all stay connected and productive whether we’re executives or the frontline workers, like retail workers and airport staff, who make up 80% of the world’s working population. Platforms and devices like Workplace, Portal and Oculus were built for a time when economic opportunity might no longer depend on geography, a time when what you do could matter more than where you are. That time starts now.
At Facebook we’re shifting to remote work ourselves – many people can now choose where they do their best work – while we continue to lay the technical foundation for a more flexible, and fair, future of work for all. Workplace, which enables flexible work while connecting everyone at an organization, already has 5 million paid users – up 2 million since October. And Work Groups, a type of Facebook Group that helps people connect with their coworkers, has over 20 million monthly active users after just six months. Today we’re introducing new video features in Workplace to make communication even easier. We’re also adding features to Workplace on Portal, and widely releasing Oculus for Business to meet early demand for VR-powered training and collaboration.