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RIP, Facebook Groups

by Josh Levenson | August 11, 2017August 11, 2017 10:30 am PDT

Facebook is killing its dedicated Groups application for Android and iOS. On September 1, the firm will prevent users from logging into the client as it shifts its focus towards improving the Groups section of the main Facebook application.

“The groups team has been working on additional tools to improve the overall groups experience and we’ve found that we can do more with and for the community by investing in the main Facebook app,” explains Facebook.

All good things must come to an end

I’ve been using the standalone Groups client for around a year now, so I’m a little disappointed with Facebook’s decision. That said, I’m pleased it’s now focusing on building one reliable application, instead of maintaining two glitchy ones.


Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...