Workplace, the enterprise social platform by Facebook, introduces new features

As part of its latest updates, Workplace's 'Dark Mode' changes the background from white to black

author_img IANS Published :  28th October 2020 06:01 PM   |   Published :   |  28th October 2020 06:01 PM

Enterprise social platform Workplace from Facebook that was introduced in October 2016, has brought in a number of user-friendly updates to enable faster connectivity, accessibility, and better post creation to further ease user experience.

Workplace has kept its commitment to updating and introducing varied employee engagement tool kits on a monthly basis, the platform said in a statement.

As part of its latest updates, Workplace's 'Dark Mode' changes the background from white to black.

Even for iOS users, the platform will respect the dark mode setting of your mobile phone. If users device is set to Dark Mode, the Workplace Chat iOS app will automatically be set to Dark Mode too.

In addition to Dark Mode, the platform also plans to introduce improved focus management, easier keyboard navigation, and support for screen readers.

The initiation of new features like 'Areas' -- mapping to customise the experience with frontline workers into groups based on criteria such as geography, department -- will aid and empower managers their team's access to Workplace and enable custom pop-up notices based on the area.

Also, the unique video conferencing feature at Workplace ensures live editing which can be customised by adding filters, especially for virtual events.

"The latest updates will enable better user access especially with the new dark mode which was conceptualised to help minimise screen glare, especially for use in low light conditions," Abhijit Sonagara, Founder, Digital Marketing Company -- Adosphere, said in a statement.

The Diversity & Inclusion feature will help companies build an inclusive Workplace community through groups, surveys among other features.

Earlier in September, Workplace introduced a series of updates for employees working from the dwellings to upgrade themselves for communication, community building, recognition, and transparency.

It also initiated the Live Town Hall guide which would enable companies to host events especially in the times of remote working which would keep them connected with the top executives and policies of the company.

*Edited from an IANS report