Introducing New Features to Facebook Groups


  • We’re adding more options for people to connect over shared interests, including Reels in Facebook Groups and updates to your Group profile.
  • To help admins build culture in their groups, we’re testing a new way to highlight top contributing members and adding a new daily summary of actions in Admin Assist.

Building community is core to Facebook’s mission in bringing the world closer together, and while community has made its way into every corner of the app, Groups continue to be the central place where people go to do more together. 

In fact, most people on Facebook are members of at least 15 active groups, and there are more than 100 million group joins every day.

Today, we’re hosting the Facebook Communities Summit for the sixth year, announcing a number of changes to help people engage more deeply around the things they care about, strengthen community culture, and make it easier for admins to manage their groups.

New Ways to Engage More Deeply With Your Communities

As people come to Facebook to discover content and communities, we’re adding more ways to connect over shared interests.

Earlier this year, we announced that admins can begin to create channels as a way to connect with their groups in smaller, more casual settings. For example, Community Chats, which lets people connect in real time around the topics they care about via text, audio and video, is now available in more than 140 countries globally. Black Girls Culinary, a Facebook group where people share their latest recipes, uses Community Chats to create chat channels for a topic like Meatless Mondays and audio channels to talk through cooking tips in real time. They can also seamlessly add an event chat to Group events, allowing people to discuss events before, during, and after they take place. We’re also testing the ability for group admins and moderators to create view-only chats to send one-way communications to all of their members without having to actively maintain or respond to messages in the chat, so they can stay up-to-date on important group information. Admins and moderators can also use an admin-only chat for in-the-moment collaboration.

Admin-Curated Experiences to Build Culture

Admins have new tools to help them effectively manage and drive their group’s culture forward in engaging, useful and responsible ways:

Community Accelerator Program

The 2022 Community Accelerator Program provides community leaders with four months of training, mentorship and funding to help them deepen their community’s impact through Meta technologies. Today, we’re announcing this year’s selected participants from around the globe.