Meta (formerly known as Facebook) recently announced the termination of its enterprise social network, Workplace, within a year. Launched in 2016, Workplace was an internal collaboration and communication platform used by numerous organizations worldwide. Meta’s decision to refocus its efforts on other projects has created an urgent need for companies to find effective alternatives.

Context and Impact

Importance of Workplace in Internal Communication:

Workplace played a crucial role in internal communication for companies, facilitating team collaboration, rapid information dissemination, and the creation of a dynamic corporate culture. Many companies have reported that Workplace significantly improved employee engagement and streamlined workflows. For instance, some businesses noted increased productivity due to centralized communications and the ability to create specific groups for projects or departments.

Impact of the Shutdown on Businesses:

Meta’s decision to end Workplace has significant implications for current users. Companies must quickly find alternatives to maintain smooth internal communications and avoid disruptions. The search for a new platform must consider necessary features, integration with existing systems, and ease of transition for employees.

Alternatives Recommended by Meta

Meta has recommended several alternatives for Workplace users:

  • Microsoft Teams: An integrated platform offering chat, video conferencing, file sharing, and integration with numerous third-party applications.
  • Slack: A communication tool that allows real-time discussions, organized conversations by channels, and integration with various professional tools.
  • Google Workspace: Includes communication and collaboration tools such as Google Meet, Google Chat, Google Drive, and Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
  • Zoom: Primarily known for its video conferencing capabilities, Zoom also offers chat and collaboration features.
  • Cisco Webex: A video conferencing solution with team messaging and collaboration features.

Additional Alternatives

Other relevant alternatives for internal communication include:

  • Basecamp: A project management and collaboration platform.
  • A visual project management tool.
  • Notion: A multifunctional application for notes, databases, tasks, and wikis.
  • ClickUp: A project management platform with tasks, documents, and reminders features.
  • Ryver: A team communication tool combining messaging and task management.
  • Flock: A communication and collaboration application.
  • Twist: A communication tool focused on organized discussions.
  • Confluence: A collaboration platform developed by Atlassian.
  • Podio: A project management and collaboration tool.

Focus on Microsoft

Why Choose Microsoft Tools: Microsoft tools offer several advantages, including their integration and synergy with the Microsoft 365 ecosystem, security and compliance, and ease of transition for Workplace users.

Viva Engage as an Alternative:

  • Introduction to Viva Engage: Viva Engage is a platform integrated into Microsoft Viva, focused on employee engagement and internal communication.
  • Specific Features for Internal Communication: Community creation, discussions, announcements sharing, and analytical tools to track employee engagement.
  • Use Cases and Benefits: Enhancing corporate culture, improving communication, and facilitating collaboration.

SharePoint for Content Management and Collaboration:

  • Using SharePoint for Internal Communication: Document storage and sharing, intranet site creation, and information management.
  • Collaboration and Information Sharing Features: Collaborative work on documents and projects.
  • Practical Examples and Integration with Viva Engage: Real-world cases of using SharePoint to improve internal communication and integration with Viva Engage for a unified experience.

While Viva Engage and SharePoint are excellent alternatives for Meta’s internal communication, native statistics on these platforms are limited. A more advanced analytics solution like Communication Insight is essential for analyzing performance and improving impact. For more information, contact us.


Choosing the right alternative is crucial to maintaining effective internal communication. By assessing your company’s specific needs and adopting tools like Viva Engage and SharePoint, you can ensure a smooth transition and improve employee productivity and engagement. Communication Insight can also provide valuable data to optimize your internal communication strategy. Stay open to innovation and continue improving your practices to meet the evolving needs of your organization.

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