Facebook is set to get an up-to-date design, which is meant to be "easier, faster and more immersive", making Facebook groups more prominent. The new design will "make it easy" for people to move from public spaces to more private.
There is a new designated group category to make it easier to find content from your groups, along with a new discovery tool for new group recommendations. Content from groups can be displayed more prominently in the news stream, and content from the news stream can be shared directly with groups.
New features for specific types of groups come, such as an option to post without a name in a health support group, and an option for employers to post jobs in job groups. Gaming groups will get a chat feature, and buying and selling groups get an option that lets people ask questions and place orders during live broadcasts.
A "Meet New Friends" feature will help people start friends with new people from community communities like a school, a workplace or a city, and this summer, a new event table will come to allow users to see what happens around them.
Facebook's redesign rolls out on mobile devices starting today and will be available on the desktop page "in the next few months."
As announced earlier today, Facebook is also planning to introduce a Messenger app for MacOS, a re-engineered mobile Messenger app, a feature to watch videos with friends, and a dedicated space for messages to close friends and family.
In today's event, Facebook manager Mark Zuckerberg also said that privacy will be more focused ahead. Facebook will focus on six principles that make the site and future changes: private interactions, encryption, reduced content duration, security, interoperability, and secure data storage.
"Over the next few years, we're going to build more of our services around these ideas," Zuckerberg said. "This is not just about building properties. We need to change many different ways we run this company today."