Meta continues to improve parts of Facebook that have been in need of updating for some time, with Groups getting a new sidebar to help users find their favorite groups more easily on iOS and Android.
The days of posting statuses that started with ‘is’ on Facebook are long gone, with a lot of users seeing the social platform as a way to share memes, or keep in touch with family, or simply be in groups to happily post and share. .
Meta is well aware of this and has recently taken steps to make admin rights more powerful to easily opt out of posts and more.
In that new update being tested (opens in new tab) for a selected group of users, you can join audio channels or channels about certain topics, similar to Slack, which can make managing a group much easier in the future.
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Some of these features copied from Slack make a lot of sense for Facebook Groups.
We all know that a friend or family member who spends all their time on social media in certain groups – it could be about the neighborhood or an upcoming event, for example. However, it’s easier than posting a status requesting something, like you’re casting a net in the ocean, hoping to catch a relevant comment.
These new features seem to make life easier for these users, especially if they are part of more than five groups. The way things are now, when you go to Facebook and select a group, it can be confusing to find the right post or start the right topic.
It’s another good decision from Meta here in these new features. Fortunately, there’s even more coming to this part of Facebook that can give members and admins even more power over what they share and how they can also report abuse.