Do you remember the time, when Facebook groups were a great thing? A friend would lose their phone and everyone would have to join a group on the social network in order to give their number again to the same person.
Well Facebook clearly think that this was a great time in the website’s life cycle, and so have introduced a new app to help users manage all their groups. It feels and looks similar to Messenger in that it is an attempt to de-clutter the main app by neatly separating everyone and their services.
Group looks very similar too, with a bubble icon list of all the groups you are a member of, and the opportunity to activate its push notifications when friends, or anyone known, posts to one of them.
There is a separate “Create” section, for making new groups – and a list of categories appears to help you specify the sort of group you are creating. The “Discover” tab works in a similar way to People You May Know on Facebook itself – offering you different suggestions for pages based on your previous habits on your social network.
This is going to be an interesting move for Facebook and its users. With an option of separate app to add to their growing collection alongside the official app and Messenger, with an option of clearly able to differentiate between services, and to add up more people and save time. Recently, Facebook also announced that 500 million people are now using Messenger and a similar number of people are active on Groups. This is going to be a major achievement for Facebook.