Facebook is now testing a new feature for iOS and Android, called “Discover”, which will reportedly allow users to peruse public and private groups and see which friends are in local groups.
According to a report, “Discover” will be found in the Facebook app under the “More” tab and then “Groups.” The page displays more than 25 categories, including parenting, school, education and sports. Each category lists suggestions for Groups based on Facebook interests, activity and friends.
Facebook wants users to join more relevant groups, which will in turn, increase their time spent on the social media platform. The groups will be divided into categories for different interests such as parenting, networking and food respectively. Facebook said that only a select group of people have the feature right now and it will roll out more broadly in the near future. According to the company, Facebook had one billion users participating in groups as of January.