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Facebook Groups crosses 80 million monthly users in India

Facebook Groups now have over 80 million monthly users in India. There is also a new Discover feature to help users find groups based on their friends, interests and location.

  • Updated: September 15, 2016 9:59 AM IST
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Social media giant Facebook has revealed that over a billion users actively use Groups every month, and out of this, 80 million users are in India. The Groups feature, Facebook says, is being largely used to stay in touch with family, collaborate on projects, plan trips and offer support to friends. “Last year, millions of people in Facebook Groups left more than 100 billion comments in Groups and there were more than 250 billion likes on Group posts,” said Facebook in a statement. Also Read - Facebook gives voice to emojis with Soundmoji: Here's how to send

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Facebook doesn’t seem to have any plans to monetize Groups any time soon, and it will remain ad-free. The company however did announce a new feature called Discover. India is the third market after the US and UK where this feature is being introduced. As the name suggests, this feature lets users discover new groups by category, and also get recommendations based on one’s friends, location and interests. Discover offers 25 different categories such as parenting, sports, food, buy and sell, networking, animals and pets, hobby and leisure, support and comfort and travel. Facebook reveals that in India women are actively using Groups, and highlights the likes of Mumbai Moms, Teachers Help Teachers, Breastfeeding Support for Indian Moms among many others. Also Read - You can now use WhatsApp web without your phone

Facebook‘s monthly active user base in India is over 155 million, and over 77 million users access the social networking site daily. Interestingly, over 90 percent of users access Facebook on their mobile phones. A recent report claimed that while women tend to outnumber men on social media platforms the world over, they constitute just 24 percent of total Facebook users in India. As for business, over 1.5 million small and medium businesses in India have a Facebook page, which constitutes a 70 percent year-on-year growth. ALSO READ: Your name video spam link spreads on Facebook, here s how to get rid of it

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  • Published Date: September 15, 2016 9:39 AM IST
  • Updated Date: September 15, 2016 9:59 AM IST



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