There's now a Facebook Groups app, because Facebook

First there was just Facebook, and then there was Messenger, and now there is Groups. Yep, Facebook has launched a dedicated app purely for their Groups feature, and, well, it's pretty much a different user interface for the current groups that already exist in the primary Facebook app.

Unlike with Messenger, which was forcibly extracted from the primary Facebook app, Facebook sees Groups as a compliment to the primary Facebook app. "Follow your groups here or on Facebook, whichever is easier for you," they say.

There's not much more to say about Facebook Groups. It's Facebook's Groups feature, in an app. If Facebook Groups are important to you, you can download it now for free from the App Store.

Derek Kessler

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

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  • There's a JB fix for that (RecentFacebook) Sent from the iMore App
  • Exactly. Social Networks kinda suck right now. I use IG the most, however I use facebook becausemy friends coworkers etc use it, however the app is terrible.
  • I'm not sure I really get where Facebook is going with all this fragmentation of what should really be just one app. I don't like it, though.
  • No universal app (iPhone only) and no 1080p support for iPhone 6 Plus. Bang-up job, Facebook. Who even makes apps that way anymore?
  • Next they will force people to use the groups app if they want to access them, just like they did with messenger, just because...Facebook. Sent from the iMore App
  • "Outrage"!!!! Sent from the iMore App
  • Can they please stop?! How much is enough? It's absolutely ridiculous to have three apps dedicated to the same social media platform. Sent from the iMore App
  • Installed it as Groups is a feature I use a lot. I don't like this fragmentation trend but the app is easier to navigate as the curated timeline doesn't constantly get in the way.
  • Ended up deleting the regular FB app and will be using the Groups app from now on: no ads and no snapping back to the stupid timeline. Added FB bookmark in Safari and will use the web version for everything else.