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Facebook launches new tools for Group admins, including free customer service

Facebook’s Groups are one of the social network’s most popular products, with more than 1.4 billion monthly users across tens of millions of active groups. Today, the company is rolling ou

Facebook is launching a new Groups tab and plug-in

Facebook is rolling out a new Groups tab and plugin, announced CEO Mark Zuckerberg during his opening keynote at Facebook’s F8 developer conference this morning. The addition of the new Groups t

Facebook’s plan to build community with hiring and $10M in grants

Facebook will award up to $1 million to five community leaders and $50,000 to 100 more to fund their ideas for how to strengthen people’s online and offline connections. Facebook will also hire

Facebook “Watch Party” lets Groups view videos simultaneously

Facebook’s turning its push for well-being through active, not passive, content consumption into a feature with its new test of “Watch Party”. It allows Group admins to pick any publ

Facebook nabs Change.org COO Jennifer Dulski to lead Groups

Facebook is serious about using Groups to propel its new mission to "bring the world closer together." That's why it's made a big-name hire for the product leader for the Facebook Groups team. Former

Facebook ‘Groups for Pages’ unlocks fan clubs

With Facebook's newest feature, a musician could run an on-site fan club, a brand could organize its ambassadors and a newspaper could discuss articles with just its top readers. Today Facebook global

Facebook equips admins to protect and analyze their Groups

Facebook sees Groups as the core of its push to "build community," as Mark Zuckerberg detailed in his 6,000-word humanitarian manifesto. So today at its Communities Summit in Chicago, where it assembl

Facebook Groups can now screen new members with a questionnaire

Facebook is making good on Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to build community by improving admin tools for Facebook Groups. Now Group admins can establish up to three questions for people requesting 

Facebook’s Communities Summit will gather Group admins Zuck wants to empower

Mark Zuckerberg’s humanitarian manifesto from February outlined his desire to “build more tools to empower community leaders . . . to run and grow their groups the way they’d like.&#

Facebook tests ads in Groups, its next potential cash cow

Facebook’s latest trick to earn more revenue without drowning the News Feed is to serve ads to the 1 billion users of its Groups feature. After people reported seeing notices that “We&#821

Facebook Hits 100M Hours Of Video Watched A Day, 1B Users On Groups, 80M On Fb Lite

Everything at Facebook seems to be growing, according to Mark Zuckerberg’s Q4 earnings call comments. Facebook now sees 100 million hours of daily video watch time. There are 1 billion monthly u

Facebook Adds A New Way To Sell Items In Groups

Facebook on Tuesday announced the addition of a new feature for Facebook Groups designed to make it easier for members of a "For Sale" group to list their items. The new "Sell" feature, which is now s

Gillmor Gang: Cash or Charge

The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Hard not to talk about Uber, given the clash between hubris and transformational momentum. The Gang swims i

Facebook Launches Standalone Groups App To Stoke Micro-Sharing

700 million people use Facebook Groups every month, but it’s a second-class experience on mobile, slow and buried in the social network’s main app. So today Facebook is releasing a standalone Grou

How Google Can Leverage Facebook’s Biggest Weakness

When Google launched Plus, it was clear they just wanted users to move their sharing over from Facebook. Google+ didn’t give users a new way to interact, they just copied Facebook’s model. As a re

Facebook Updates Its Group Discovery Page

Facebook made good on recent promises to highlight its group features and unveiled an updated groups discovery page today. As reported by AllFacebook, the page now features suggestions for groups to j

Facebook Groups Let You See Exactly Who Has Viewed Your Photos, Too

In July, Facebook rolled out a new <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/11/facebook-group-read-receipts/">"seen by" feature for groups,</a> which let people know who has seen a post or announc

Facebook Allows File Sharing With Rollout Of .Edu-Exclusive “Groups For Schools”

With <a href="http://newsroom.fb.com/Announcements/Introducing-Groups-for-Schools-144.aspx">today's rollout</a> of college collaboration tool <a href="https://www.facebook.com/about/groups/schools">"G

Facebook Redesigns Groups To Be More Timeline-y and Purposeful, Less Spammy

Today Facebook rolled out a limited redesign of <a href="http://www.facebook.com/groups">Groups</a>, featuring a big new Timeline-style cover image, and a prompt for users to prominently label "What s

Unfriendly: Google Blocking Ex-Employee’s "Social Circles" Book (Oh Yeah, He Now Works At Facebook)

We've written about <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/paul-adams">Paul Adams</a> a few times now. As a refresher, he's the guy who used to work at Google on user experience and made a popular
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