The company’s new, enterprise-focused product will be similar to the functionality of its current site, with a newsfeed, groups and messaging capability. However, it will also include collaborative tools for work on shared documents. Facebook at Work will be entirely separate from personal accounts, with no information from a user’s social profile appearing on his or her professional page, and vice versa.
Facebook at Work is currently in an early pilot program that is based out of London. At the time of this writing, it does not host advertising.
Facebook employees are known to use the site internally for work. Creating a new, separate network for businesses would bring the company into competition with Google, Microsoft and IBM, which all offer enterprise tools.