According to Meta News, Facebook is introducing a New Way to Organize Your Groups. Facebook is testing a new sidebar that helps you easily find your favored groups faster. It will list your groups and the latest activity within them, like new posts or chats you haven’t yet seen. You can also pin your favorite groups so they show up first, discover new groups or even create your own.
Facebook is kicking off a new push on groups, that will include a new, dedicated notifications space for groups in the sidebar of the app and more options for smaller discussions within group spaces. Facebook’s testing a new listing of the groups that you’re a member of that will be accessible by swiping right from your main News Feed.
Within your groups, users can see a menu that includes things like events, shops, and a variety of channels to make it easier to connect with others around the topics you care about. The user will stay up to date with the group’s upcoming events, and seamlessly join conversations.
Facebook is improving how each group is organized, so you can jump right into what’s happening. Within your group, you’ll see a new menu that includes things like events, shops, and a variety of channels to make it easier to connect with others around the topics you care about.
Connect in Smaller Spaces
Admins can begin to create channels to connect with their groups in smaller, more casual settings where they can have deeper discussions on common interests or organize their communities around topics in different formats:
Community chat channels: a place for people to message, collaborate and form deeper relationships around topics in a more real-time way across both Facebook Groups and Messenger. So when you’re in your new BBQ lovers group and need real-time feedback while attempting your first brisket, an admin can create a chat for that.
Community audio channels: a feature where admins and members can casually jump in and out of audio conversations in real-time. If you’re looking to hear best practices from other grill masters in your BBQ lovers group, there could be an audio channel created that’s available within your Facebook Group and on Messenger.
Community feed channels: a way for community members to connect when it’s most convenient for them. Admins can organize their communities around topics within the group for members to connect around more specific interests. For example, if you’re in a BBQ lovers group, there could be a feed channel where you can post and comment on the topic of smokers.