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Our First Communities Summit and New Tools For Group Admins

By Kang-Xing Jin, VP, Engineering

Today we hosted our first-ever Facebook Communities Summit in Chicago with hundreds of group admins where we announced new features to support their communities on Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg kicked off by celebrating the role Groups play in the Facebook community and thanking the group admins who lead them. He also announced a new mission for Facebook that will guide our work over the next decade: Give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.

An important part of delivering on our new mission is supporting group admins, who are real community leaders on Facebook. We’re adding several new features to help them grow and manage their groups:

More than 1 billion people around the world use Groups, and more than 100 million people are members of “meaningful groups.” These are groups that quickly become the most important part of someone’s experience on Facebook. Today we’re setting a goal to help 1 billion people join meaningful communities like these.

In Chicago, we celebrated some of these groups built around local neighborhoods, shared passions and life experiences. For example, some of the groups and admins that attended include:

We’re inspired by these stories and the hundreds of others we’ve heard from people attending today’s event. We’re planning more events to bring together group admins outside the US and look forward to sharing more details soon.