Facebook continues to branch out with launch of Facebook Groups app

First we had Facebook on our phones. Then there was Facebook Messenger, which – if we felt like it – we could use for instant communications with our friends. But eventually Facebook took that choice away and made the use of that second app mandatory if we wanted to keep sending and receiving messages. Today we see what looks to be the latest volley in this push towards a separate Facebook app for everything, with the introduction of Facebook Groups.

As should be painfully obvious from its name, Facebook Groups is all about creating, discovering, and keeping up with your favorite groups. The app gives users a quick at-a-glance view of all their groups, notifying them of which have updates waiting, and empowering them to easily put together new groups. If you’re busy and can’t keep up with notifications for all the groups you’re involved with, the app allows you to customize just which you want to see.

Unlike Messenger, this isn’t an all-in-with-the-new-app situation – at least not yet. That means that you can keep on interacting with groups through the main Facebook app if you so prefer, or you can give this new way of working with them a shot – and if you don’t like the Groups app, you can always move back. Facebook Group is available today for both iOS and Android devices, for users all around the world.

Source: Facebook
Via: 9to5 Mac

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