The Facebook Communities Summit Featured Several Updates for Groups

Donation stickers are coming to Instagram

New post-formatting tools were added for group administrators
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The Facebook Communities Summit at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Thursday brought with it several updates for groups and other components of the social network.

New post-formatting tools were added for group administrators.

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Group admins can now inform members when they violate the rules of the group.

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Filtering by date range can now be done via the admin activity log.

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Membership requests can also be sorted by name.

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Facebook also said it began a pilot program to enables groups and brands to collaborate, expands its test of subscription groups to more partners and allows pages that are relevant to join groups.

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The Mentorship feature Facebook originally introduced at its second annual Social Good Forum in November 2017 and extended to select groups that focus on topics such as parenting, professional development and personal development last August will be rolled out to all groups over the next few months, starting in North and South America.

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Following up on last November’s news that over $1 billion had been raised for nonprofits and personal causes via Facebook’s Fundraisers feature and Donate buttons, donation stickers will be made available for Instagram Stories in the coming months.

On to a different type of donation, the Blood Donations feature that was added in Bangladesh and Pakistan last year after debuting it in India in September 2017 will be brought to the U.S. sometime in the next few months to help alleviate seasonal blood shortages.

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Finally, Facebook page administrators can now respond to Instagram Direct messages via their page inboxes.

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Facebook vice president of product partnerships Ime Archibong said in a blog post, “Community is the backbone of Facebook. It’s what drives us to improve our products and build new ones. And it’s why we’re so committed to the inspiring leaders who are working every day to bring people together around important issues, shared passions and common causes.”

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