Meta Platforms, formerly known as Facebook, is partnering with Microsoft Teams to integrate their work collaboration software and allow users to share content and engage between both applications.
Users of Workplace from Meta will be able to engage with content posted in Microsoft’s Teams application, while Teams users will be able to watch videos posted in Workplace.
Ujjwal Singh, Meta’s head of Workplace, says that users at Vodafone Group and Accenture requested the integration.
Both applications focus on different markets, with Meta’s Workplace serving as a social network and Teams enabling video conferencing and instant messaging.
Workplace is already integrated into other Microsoft applications, and Microsoft itself has its own competitor to the application called Yammer.
“One thing I’ve learned … there’s not going to be a one and only communications tool on the planet,” said Jeff Teper, head of 365 collaboration at Microsoft.
This partnership solidifies both companies’ dedication to the remote work transition and ramps up Meta’s goal of developing a metaverse that would create a truly immersive virtual reality.