Can anybody tell me what the difference is between a new group (one you now create) and old groups (one you created a couple of months ago) on Facebook?

I notice that, in the Facebook for Android application, the new style groups are visible, but the old ones aren't.

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There is an excellent article here that explains the new features of Groups in Facebook.

The main purpose was to integrate Facebook groups as main component of Facebook. To quote the article:

The primary idea behind Facebook groups is that it’s a form of ongoing collaboration product. If you want to have a simple way to communicate with your family members, you can use the groups product. Ultimately there are countless purposes for creating groups.

  • Thanks for the link . Interesting article . I'm still not sure whether I would like to change my existing groups to new groups, or not. One advantage is there for sure: the Android Facebook application will list new groups, but not old ones. But that's an advantage for me directly ... not necessarily one for my group members.
    – Edelcom
    Commented Feb 14, 2011 at 11:16

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