Facebook's big pivot

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Emailed on May 3rd, 2019 in The Friday Forward

Facebook is introducing a new design to its app and website, and it's all about groups.

This week at the F8 summit, the company unveiled an updated version of its app and website that crams groups into about as many places as possible. 

Facebook says groups, which counts 400 million, are among the most "meaningful" ways people use Facebook, which is it made the feature the focus of its redesign. To really emphasize the "meaningful connections" side of things, Facebook introduced a "Meet New Friends" feature that will "help people start friendships with new people from their shared communities like a school, workplace or city."

This update is a major step toward Zuckerberg's push to turn Facebook into a "privacy-focused" social network.