Facebook has become one of the most popular brands on the planet. It seems like everyone and their dog has a profile. It has been instrumental in changing the way we communicate and has ushered in a new era of collaboration. Recently, Facebook announced a new feature to their Groups page, the ability to share and edit files with members of the group.
With the update, thereâ€™ll be a new files tab added to a groupâ€™s page. Members will be able to upload and share files with all members in the group. When you click on the publication box, youâ€™ll now have the option of uploading a file to share with the group. Youâ€™ll be able to upload files up to a maximum of 25 megabytes in size. The majority of file types can be uploaded, however, music files wonâ€™t be allowed.
Groups can currently create and edit documents within the Group page, although these documents canâ€™t be exported to a word processor or be printed. The new feature covers this hole but does not allow online editing at this time. To edit a file, users will have to download it to edit it and reupload it when theyâ€™re done. The edited file wonâ€™t replace the old version, allowing for reversal of changes if need be.
Will Facebook be the death of cloud collaboration services like Dropbox? Itâ€™s too early to tell, but, it does provide Facebook users with an enclosed sharing solution that all users will have access to. If youâ€™d like to learn more about ways you can use Facebook in your organization, please contact us.