Facebook has been on a recent trend of separating parts of the main app into separate apps, most notably Facebook Messenger. There has been a whole controversy around Messenger, as Facebook removed the capability from the stock app and required people to download the standalone messaging app to use Facebook’s message capabilities. People were definitely not happy about that.
However, it looks like Facebook didn’t learn its lesson (what lesson is there to be learned when adoption rates of the Messenger app are super high?) and is now separating another feature from the stock app. The new app is called Facebook Groups and it allows you to manage and communicate with your groups. It’s basically a more refined and feature rich interface for groups, if you need it.
Luckily, the app is not mandatory to use this feature. The groups functionaltiy remains in the main Facebook app as of now, though that was the case for Messenger until Facebook decided to remove it. Thankfully, Facebook’s recent apps are really not that bad. Facebook says that the app will be available today on both iOS and Android worldwide. Are you unhappy about Facebook’s direction with its apps?