Over the course of many years, Facebook has established itself as a phenomenon all around the world. The social network might hold the crown, but the company behind the site doesn’t plan to stop any time soon. They’ve delved into many new areas, including virtual reality and gaming. Nevertheless, the social network platform remains at the heart and soul of the company. Many Facebook users have come together to create their very own groups. The site’s group feature is undeniably beneficial, but lacking on some key areas. This will change very soon, as Facebook begins testing an expansion of their Groups feature. Key details of the expansion will be explored in greater depth below.
Facebook groups allow users to connect with people who have similar interests. For example, if you are a big anime fan, you can take advantage of that option to connect with other anime fans. By doing this, you will be able to form new friendships, communicate, share and interact with anime lovers around the world.
In the groups, you will be able to stay within your favorite topic and never be hassled by other users trying to interfere with your interactions. However, your pages are always public, so your pages and information will always be available to other Facebook users.
Groups can enjoy instinctive private settings, but these do come with some disadvantages. For instance, users are added to groups without their knowledge or approval. Of course, you will have the option to leave, if you choose to do so at any time.
If your interests are unique, you will option of creating and customizing a new group. The process is very simple and can be completed in a matter of minutes. Just remember that by creating a group outside of your network will give you more options.
Many Facebook users utilize the social network through a mobile app. This gives them the ability to check for update statuses and keep their friends up to date anywhere in the world. In the past, the Groups feature was largely hidden in Facebook’s mobile app. Since it was pushed into the background, many users were unable to take advantage of the wonderful feature. Facebook now wants to change this and bring Groups to the forefront of their social network.
Now, users will easily be able to navigate to the group’s page and find new groups with little to no effort.
Until recently, finding new groups to join was a painstaking process. With the new improvements, it will be easier than ever before. This is the case, because Facebook intends to add a new “Discover” page. Whenever the user wishes to find new groups, they can simply access the Discover page and perform a search. Once the page has loaded, the available groups will be categorized into different categories, including Food, Sport, Funny, and more. Simultaneously, users can identify groups from their local community, as well as groups already joined by their friends.
It is highly likely that this trend will continue in the future. Reports indicate that CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes groups will play a vital role in the next chapter of the social network’s growth. Therefore, users should expect groups to become more visible and prevalent in the near future.