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Facebook Goes Back To Basics, Releases Dedicated App For Groups

Facebook knows the future is in mobile. It just isn't entirely sure what to do about it. The company has experimented with creating its own home launcher and marketing a dedicated Facebook phone, but neither found all that much success. It created a news app called Paper, which has yet to make it to Android. Then it followed up with a Snapchat clone (we got that one). Now the social giant is releasing an app that goes back to its roots. It's called Facebook Groups.

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Just as Facebook splintered instant messaging off into a separate app, this does the same for groups, which have existed as a part of the social network since before high schoolers were allowed to join.

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Google+ Starts Rolling Out 'Communities', Finally Adds The Group Functionality It So Desperately Needed

One of the biggest problems with Google+ has been its inability to create a group wherein all peers are equal. You can create a hashtag that everyone can post to but you can't control the membership of, or a Page that a few moderators can share to, but it's difficult to add users to (for non-public posts, Pages can only add users to circles once they add the Page first). Communities finally fixes this problem by creating public or private groups that anyone within can share to.

The Communities feature includes everything you would expect from a separate group:  you can submit public posts that everyone can see, or just private posts that only members can access.

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Facebook's Updated Android App v1.4 Live In The Market Now - Brings Groups, Places, Improved Notifications, Fixes

Today at the Facebook Mobile event, Mark Zuckerberg announced the newest version of the Facebook Android app with support for Places and Groups. We didn't have to wait long, as the update hit the Market mere minutes after the announcement (don't you just love how instantly apps go live in the Android Market, as opposed to some other markets we won't be naming here?).

Here is the changelog:

  • Groups: share posts with small groups of friends
  • Places: share where you are with friends, see where friends are, discover places nearby
  • Improved Notifications - view comments and updates within the app
  • Various bug fixes

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