Meta is shuttering its Workplace enterprise platform with a June 1, 2026, sunset and the move could be a boon for Zoom's Workvivo, which was acquired a little more than a year ago.

Workvivo is the sole migration partner for Meta Workplace, which had as many as 7 million subscribers in 2021. Workplace emerged as an employee engagement suite during the COVID-19 pandemic and was an avenue to connect frontline workers. Connecting frontline workers is still a big priority for enterprises. 

The Workplace from Meta timeline goes like this.

  • Until Aug. 31, 2025: Workplace functions as usual. Meta will discount Workplace by 50% from Sept. 1, 2024, to Aug. 31, 2025.
  • Sept. 1, 2025, to May 31, 2026: Workplace will be only accessible to read and download existing data.
  • June 1, 2026: Workplace will be terminated and deleted.

According to Meta, Workplace's Graph API will be able to export information from your instance to Workvivo. However, Meta noted: "we will be working with Zoom to provide additional tools and services to facilitate a better transition for customers from Workplace to Zoom’s Workvivo product. We will follow up with more details for Workplace admins in the coming days and weeks."

The bet here is that most enterprises have Zoom so the migration to Workvivo won't be totally foreign.

What's unclear is how much of a boon the Workspace shutdown will be for Workvivo. For starters, the number of active Workspace subscribers remains a mystery. In addition, there's plenty of time for Workspace customers to consider other options.

The Constellation Research Shortlist for Employee Digital Workspaces includes Workplace competitors such as Microsoft Teams, SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone, Unily and others. Microsoft Teams is likely to be the biggest player looking to court Workplace users.

When Zoom reports its first quarter earnings, Workvivo is likely to get more play. In the fourth quarter, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan said that Workvivo upsold a Fortune 10 company and Zoom customer. A Workvivo customer adopted the broader Zoom platform. "As you can see, adding new products both organically and inorganically creates a virtuous cycle, allowing us to sell more product into a larger base," said Yuan.

If Zoom is successful, the deal as the sole migration partner should give Workvivo some momentum. It remains to be seen how many Workplace customers convert. For now, Workvivo and Meta have to execute and give customers a seamless migration

John Goulding, CEO and founder of Workvivo, said: "It's our top priority to support customers through this transition, and our team is working to make this process as frictionless as possible." 

Workvivo and Meta will provide migration tools and free implementation services.