Facebook Workplace vs Yammer


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Facebook Workplace
Facebook Workplace is business alternative to Facebook. Connect everyone in your company and turn ideas into action. Through group discussion, a personalised News Feed, and voice and video calling, work together and get more done. Workplace is an ad-free space, separate from your personal Facebook account.
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Yammer
Yammer is revolutionizing internal corporate communications by bringing together all of a company’s employees inside a private and secure enterprise social network. Although Yammer is as easy to use as alternative consumer products like Facebook or Twitter, it is enterprise-class software built from the ground up to drive business objectives.
Comparing Facebook Workplace vs Yammer is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Yammer has better video than Facebook Workplace



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Yammer has more user-friendly interface than Facebook Workplace because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Yammer is more popular than Facebook Workplace

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Facebook introduced bots into Workplace (in 2017)
- Microsoft retired Yammer as stand-alone service (in 2017)
- Facebook Workplace will open app store to compete with Slack (in 2016)
- Facebook launched enterprise social network Workplace (in 2016)
- Yammer now allows to create External groups (in 2016)
- Yammer adds conversations to OneDrive and SharePoint Online files (in 2014)
- Microsoft social networks: Yammer vs SharePoint Newsfeed (in 2013)
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online adds iPad, Yammer support (in 2013)
- SharePoint 2013 will integrate Yammer, provide platform around the online version (in 2012)
- Microsoft buys Yammer to protect SharePoint (in 2012)

Looks like Yammer was recently more active than Facebook Workplace (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Facebook Workplace and Yammer meet head to head:

2016 - Facebook launched enterprise social network Workplace to compete with Yammer



After two-year testing Facebook at last opened the enterprise version of its social network called Workplace. It's the copy of Facebook, but separate for each company. Employee accounts are not linked to their Facebook accounts. Otherwise it provides the same social tools: profiles, newsfeed, groups, chat, live-presentations, video-calls. The pricing starts from $3/user/month. The product will fit large companies that intend to build a team from hundreds and thousands of employees that don't know each other. Of course it's not the first internal social network on the market, but may be Facebook knows some secret ingredient and will revolutionize the Enterprise (like iPad, that wasn't the first tablet on the market). For example, if many companies deploy Workspace, and Facebook adds inter-corporate social tools - it may give interesting results.