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Facebook at Work to start doing the business next month

Facebook's tool for businesses is reported to be ready to take on Slack and other business-oriented rivals.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hard at work.

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Facebook has pretty much taken over your personal life. Now it's coming for your work, too.

Facebook for Work is a version of the popular social network aimed at business users. First unveiled in 2014 and currently being tested by a number of companies, it's now reported to be officially launching in October.

According to The Information, Facebook will charge companies for the service based on the number of employees using it. We contacted Facebook for more information, but a spokesperson did not immediately provide a comment.

The service is expected to be similar to rivals such as Yammer and Slack. A company's employees use these tools to communicate and collaborate, cutting down on email chains and other old hat ways of working. Facebook's version will be similar to the social network we're familiar with, boasting a news feed and mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Hundreds of companies are already using a test version of Facebook At Work, according to the social network.

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