Meta Discontinues Workplace Platform to Focus on AI and Metaverse Technologies

Meta Discontinues Workplace Platform to Focus on AI and Metaverse Technologies

Meta discontinued the Workplace platform to focus on AI and metaverse technologies, transitioning to Zoom’s Workvivo product offered to current users.



In a significant strategic shift, Meta has confirmed discontinuing its Workplace platform, an internal communication tool designed as a version of Facebook for professional use. 

Originally launched 2015 as “Facebook at Work,” the Workplace aimed to streamline internal collaboration by leveraging the familiar Facebook interface. 

Despite reaching seven million paying users in 2021, Meta has decided that an enterprise platform no longer aligns with its future development roadmap.

According to Meta, discontinuing Workplace is part of a broader strategy to concentrate on AI and metaverse technologies. A Meta spokesperson stated:

“We are discontinuing Workplace from Meta to focus on building AI and metaverse technologies that we believe will fundamentally reshape our work. Over the next two years, we will allow our Workplace customers to transition to Zoom’s Workvivo product, Meta’s only preferred migration partner.”


Current Workplace users will have until September 2025 to utilize the platform at its full capacity. 

After this period, Workplace will enter a read-only mode until May 2026, allowing users to access and retrieve information but not create new content. 

Post-May 2026, the platform will be completely shut down. 

Meta is offering a transition to Zoom’s Workvivo product, ensuring users have an alternative internal communication system.

For many enterprises, the shift means adapting to a new communication tool.

This move also alleviates concerns about data security, a recurring issue that has hindered the broader adoption of Workplace. 

By discontinuing the platform, Meta can now focus on its ambitious AI and metaverse projects without the additional burden of supporting an enterprise system.


As Meta pivots towards the future, the company aims to redefine work through innovative technologies

The metaverse, in particular, is projected to become a central medium for communication by 2026. 

While the end of the Workplace marks the conclusion of an era, it also opens new possibilities for how we interact and collaborate in the digital space.

The transition may be challenging for Workplace users for workplace users, but it aligns with Meta’s vision of a tech-driven future. 

As the company invests heavily in AI and the metaverse, the coming years promise to bring transformative changes to professional and personal communication landscapes.


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