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Facebook’s new Messenger app separates work from play

Facebook has boosted its fledgling ‘at Work’ platform with a new version of its Messenger app geared towards secure communications with colleagues.

The new Work Chat app (via TechCrunch) has been rolled out for Android, for those businesses taking the Facebook at Work beta for a spin.

There’s little difference between the app and the consumer version, aside from limiting the available network to people inside the user’s company.

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Like the main Messenger app it allows single and group messages to be sent, while offering access a directory of other employees.

Users will also be able to turn off notifications when they’re out of the office, or if they’re looking to knuckle down free of distraction.

According to Facebook an iOS version of the app is coming soon.

Currently around 300 companies are making use of Facebook for work, with the firm looking to expand to all companies next year.

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