Facebook goes to work

A professional version of Facebook is set for launch.

Dubbed 'Facebook at Work', the new social media service will have a scrolling news "feed", "likes" and a chat service, just like its progenitor. Beta-testing began at the start of 2016, with Facebook inviting a group of companies to trial its latest offering.

"I would say 95% of what we developed for Facebook is also adopted for Facebook at Work," said Julien Codorniou, director of global platform partnerships at Facebook.

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There will be some exclusive products which will include security tools and paid-for premium services, such as analytics and customer support.

Facebook at Work will join the $6bn online career market alongside LinkedIn and Monster Worldwide.

However, early adopters of the new business-based social media network should take note; Facebook at Work will not include links to Candy Crush and other highly-addictive games.