Meta keeps on bringing new innovative changes in its own messaging platforms. If we say it is the pioneer of social media features, we wouldn’t be wrong. Keeping its legacy alive once again, Facebook is now testing new innovative ways to bring in more focused channels. The company wants to organize Facebook groups to bring in better communication and community engagement. For this Facebook, groups are getting more dedicated and focused channels.
Meta, Facebook’s parent company, said Tuesday that it was rolling out Channels, a feature which the company described as:
“Focused spaces for people to connect in smaller, more casual settings within their communities.”
These focused groups seem to be more fixated and focus on a smaller group of users like specific groups for 24/7 gamers. Another good example can be a subgroup for Amazon skills providers. These groups are focused and just those specific people will visit who have some interest in that specific focused group. The group members in these focused groups will meet each other in a more casual way and this will foster community engagement.
The group admins will have the authority to create new channels for chats, posts, and audio. He will allow the group members to discuss topics of common interest that cannot be discussed in the public openly. These community chat channels will help foster communication among Facebook users and across other Facebook Groups and Messenger. Maria Smith, vice president of communities for the Facebook App, said:
“They will have deeper discussions on common interests or organize their communities around topics in different formats.”
The group admin can set the settings of the Group as open or Invite-only. The audio channels will allow the members to jump in and out of their conversations in real-time. The audio channel in Groups will be a dedicated space. We can call it an ongoing space. Members can also turn on their cameras if they feel like it. The members will get a wholesome experience that will make their day.
Meta is experimenting with Community feeds which will allow the members to chat on the group whenever is convenient for them. It is also testing the left-aligned sidebar which will allow users to pin their favorite groups on the top and doing this will make the most recent post visible to them. The users are eagerly waiting, let’s see when the company is going to roll out the new focused channels.