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Like it? Facebook bumps up Groups feature, launches redesigned mobile app

Facebook has been pushing Groups for the past two years as people shy away from posting things publicly and look for more intimate ways to connect.

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Kurt Wagner and Selina Wang | Bloomberg
Facebook Inc. unveiled updates to the Groups feature of its main social network, doubling down on a successful but controversial part of the big blue app--and another sign that Facebook is moving toward more private, intimate communication.

The changes, announced Tuesday at the company’s annual F8 conference in San Jose, California, make Groups a bigger part of the Facebook user experience. A new design for the Facebook mobile app highlights the Groups that users have joined, and now shows a personalized feed of activity across all the groups people are part of in a special tab.

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First Published: Apr 30 2019 | 11:27 PM IST

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