Workplace by Facebook, a collaborative platform launched a year ago, has now received a fresh design, improved readability and enhanced conversations in a new update that is being rolled out to its Android, iOS, and desktop versions. Blaise DiPersia, a product designer at Facebook, announced on Wednesday that the goal of the new look of the platform is to facilitate a better connection for every user of the Workplace by Facebook. The updates are expected to roll out over the coming weeks to the web and mobile versions of the collaborative app.
Among other improvements to Workplace by Facebook is the ability to look for connections and information on the platform more easily with an update to the group bookmarks layout. That means it is now easier to find the groups on Workplace by Facebook that you use more often. To make use of this update, simply put the mouse pointer over the name of a person and details about that individual will be displayed. Additionally, hovering over an individual’s name will indicate their online status. And if you have been having a hard time finding the Workplace apps on your mobile device in the past, you will now be able to find them more easily as DiPersia announces that the app’s icon will have a new color: Workplace grey. When it comes to creating chats with your contacts, the comment style for Workplace by Facebook has been revamped with an easier way to follow and join in conversations as well as the identify comments that are addressed directly to you. The Work Chat apps of the platform have gotten a new identity as well, and it is now called Workplace Chat that is designed to help you locate apps in the online marketplace.
Also, Workplace by Facebook now offers an improved way to read things on the platform, thanks to a slew of fresh updates including the bigger Like, Comment, and Share buttons, which means that it is now easier for you to tap on these buttons. Profile photos have also been transformed into a circular form and link previews are now larger so that it is easier to read article titles.