It seems that Facebook is on fire in the last days, releasing new updates, features and apps thick and fast. The latest news coming from the social network revolve around the new Facebook Groups app. This is a standalone app which can be downloaded for both iOS and Android and which allows the user to interact faster with other members in the same Facebook group. The app also lets people share content, comments, keep in touch with their community and stay updated to everything that happens in a group.
Let’s say for example that you are part of a lot of Facebook groups. Instead of checking the news via Facebook’s main app while you’re on the go, you can download the Facebook Groups app and manage all your groups from there. The app also comes with a simple and intuitive interface. If you happen to have a favorite group, the app also lets you create a shortcut on your phone’s screen in order to access that group easier and faster.
Facebook also wants you to have more friends and contacts and share even more content. Besides allowing you to manage your groups in a more efficient manner, the app also gives you the opportunity to find other new groups you might like to join. You can discover new communities and new people sharing the same interests as you do based on recommendations or by searching for a certain topic. If you’re mobile and you just want to find others interested in books, cars, sports or charity, the app sets a clear, smooth path for you.
The app sports a sole notifications tab which grants you access to a combined view of all your groups’ notifications, a Discover tab that allows you to find new groups based on your likes and preferences, hobbies, geography or culture, and a Settings tab which permits you to manage your app preferences.
Keep in mind that this new Facebook Groups app is not equivalent to the disappearance of the main app. You will still be able to access the main app, but the Groups one makes things faster and easier.
In its constant effort to provide the users with the best and most innovative mobile solutions, Facebook comes up with new ideas and projects to make sure that people stay connected no matter what. In a blog post related to the Facebook Groups app launch, the network’s officials stated that
“People use Facebook Groups every day to stay in touch with family, collaborate on projects, plan trips and offer support to friends. We built this app with the people who use Groups the most in mind…”
Considered a sign of maturity from Facebook, the new Facebook Groups app was welcomed with enthusiasm by tech analysts and Facebook loyal users.