Making video more connected, interactive and secure
With the shift to remote work, video has become a vital way for companies to strengthen their community and get work done. That’s why we’re doubling down on video collaboration with the launch of Workplace Rooms, letting you connect with up to 50 people even if they don’t have a Workplace account. While Live video on Workplace will get even better with new features to enhance broadcast quality, accessibility and interactivity.
Introducing Workplace Rooms
Workplace Rooms is a virtual meeting space that makes it easier than ever to connect with your co-workers or even people outside your company.
Workplace Rooms in Chat
Create a link to your room in Workplace Chat and share it with anyone, even if they don’t have a Workplace account or the app installed.
Workplace Rooms in Groups
Create, schedule and discover Workplace Rooms in a Group. Group members will be able to use the new Rooms tab to see a list of all the open rooms they can join.
Workplace Rooms in News Feed
Discover Workplace Rooms you can join directly from News Feed.
Workplace Rooms on Portal
You’ll also be able to open a Workplace Rooms link you receive on your computer and select the option to join the room on Portal.
Enhancing video collaboration
Remote collaboration can be tricky. To make it easier we’re introducing screenshare for video calls in Workplace Rooms. Show everyone in the room your entire screen or window so they can understand exactly what you’re referring to.
Keeping you in control
You wouldn’t let an uninvited visitor into your office. Why should it be any different with your room? That’s why we provide simple tools to lock Workplace Rooms to new joiners or remove participants if they’re not supposed to be there. So you can keep meetings focused and productive.
Introducing Live Producer
Broadcasting live from your phone is a great way to touch base with your team. But when performance really matters there’s Live Producer. Stream reliable, high-quality live video straight from your computer, and access new features like screensharing, Q&As, polls and real-time health metrics.
Making company communications more inclusive
Our upgraded caption technology will remove both language and accessibility barriers for company communications, while saving you time and money in the process.
Live Video Captions
Turn on automatic captions for your Live video broadcasts so people can follow along even if they’re watching with sound off or have a hearing impairment.
Save time by automatically translating English video captions into French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese (or vice-versa).
Ensure automatic captions are accurate or add specific company terminology with our caption editing tool.
Live on Portal
You can already download the Workplace Live app for Portal to take advantage of features like Smart Sound and Smart Camera for a high-quality experience. In June we’ll be adding the ability to watch Live video on Portal as well.