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Facebook has started testing new ways to quickly access and organize your favorite Facebook groups.
A side panel has appeared, which will help you find your favorite groups faster. This will list groups and recent activity in them, such as new posts or chats that users haven't seen yet. You can also pin your favorite groups to be displayed first, discover new groups or even create your own. For example, if you want quick access to the latest recipes in a cooking group, you can now pin it to the top, find related groups, and get inspired to start your own.
Users should also see a new menu that includes events, stores, and a variety of channels to make it easier to connect with others on topics of interest. So, once you're in a cooking group, you can keep up to date with the group's upcoming events, buy their latest gifts, and seamlessly join the conversation.
Admins can start creating communities to communicate with their groups in smaller, more casual settings, where they can discuss shared interests more deeply or organize their communities around topics in different formats. Smaller spaces can consist of community chat channels, real-time audio conversations, feed channels where you can post and comment on a specific topic.