Facebook's Workplace shutting down: What's next?

Meta is shutting down its enterprise communication platform, Workplace, by the end of the year. Launched in 2016, Workplace served over 7 million paid users, providing businesses with a familiar interface for team collaboration.

What happend?

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has announced the closure of Workplace, its enterprise communications platform. Despite initially aiming to compete in the business communication and productivity space, Meta has decided to shut down Workplace, marking the end of a ten-year journey for the product. 

The decision comes as Meta shifts its focus towards AI and metaverse technologies. Workplace users will be able to continue using the platform until August 31, 2025, after which it will become read-only until May 31, 2026, when access will be terminated.

What companies using Workplace should do next

For organizations currently using Workplace, here are the steps to ensure a smooth transition:

  1. Communicate internally: Inform your team about the upcoming changes. Reassure them that Workplace will remain operational until the shutdown and that you're evaluating alternatives that promise even more benefits.

  2. Data management: Take advantage of Workplace’s data download feature. This will be essential for migrating to a new platform without losing valuable information.

  3. Explore alternatives: Evaluate the core functionalities you relied on in Workplace and identify additional requirements. While Meta has recommended Workvivo from Zoom, it's a great opportunity to explore other options that might better suit your needs, such as Oneteam.

Improved communication tools

Oneteam includes all the essential features you loved in Workplace, such as timelines, chat, and document management, with more advanced group settings.

Frontline workforce focus

Oneteam excels in environments with a large number of frontline workers. It’s optimized for mobile devices, ensuring seamless access and usability, while also providing robust desktop features.

Beyond communication

Oneteam offers extra features for employee onboarding, training, surveys, forms & checklists, and deeper HR & WFM integrations.

Affordable pricing packages

Oneteam starts at just €1,49 per user per month. See detailed pricing here.

Your very own whitelabel app

Oneteam offers whitelabeling which allows you to have your own branded app in all app stores.

Dedicated customer success team

Get custom support at every step of the way from our customer success team.

Additional Oneteam features

Employee onboarding: Create a mobile employee onboarding program with content modules, quizzes, surveys, events, and messages. Customize the onboarding package by region, location, department, or language. Learn more about our onboarding solution.

E-learning solution: Develop your own mobile e-learning academy with diverse content formats, quizzes, and learning paths. Quickly train employees on new products, promotions, procedures, or skills. Check out our e-learning tool.

Employee surveys: Easily gather feedback from your team with various survey options, including lifecycle surveys (automated surveys at 30, 90, and 180 days) and pulse surveys to measure real-time employee sentiment. Discover our surveys feature.

Forms & Checklists: Streamline communication with customizable internal forms and checklists, similar to a lightweight ServiceNow. Create HR forms, suggestion boxes, IT requests, incident reports, leave requests, and more. Read more about our forms & checklists.

Deep integrations: Oneteam offers 25 out-of-the-box integrations with systems like ADP and Workday. We can also create new integrations on the fly when a third-party system has an API. This allows for seamless employee data sync and access to shift schedules directly within Oneteam. Check out our current integrations.

Whitelabel: Oneteam offers whitelabeling which allows you to have your own branded app in all app stores. Oneteam offers you support from start to finish: from branding to implementation.

About Oneteam

Oneteam is a well-established platform that has been in development for over 10 years and is trusted by hundreds of big brands, including H&M.

Oneteam recently won the prestigious HR Innovation Award at the Unleash World conference in Paris. Oneteam scores a 4.5/5 on G2, with over 50 reviews.

Next steps

The transition can be completed in as little as 2-3 weeks, depending on how quickly you wish to move. With the adequate time provided by Workplace's shutdown notice, there is ample opportunity to make a smooth transition.

1. Book a call

Book a call with us by filling out the form below.

2. Assess needs

We'll go over your specific requirements and confirm if Oneteam is the right fit.

3.  Transition roadmap

We’ll develop a detailed plan for your transition.

4. Migrate

Transfer your data to Oneteam, set up your account, and train key stakeholders.

5. Roll out

Deploy the platform across your organization.

Step 1

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You can book a call in our calendar after completing the form.

Heads up: Book your spot early since the demand is high.

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