So frustrating 2/5
When you click to see replies to a comment, they appear on a different page so you keep having to go back. If you click a notification to see someone's comment, it takes you to the original post but not the specific comment you want to see and that's very annoying. Also, whenever I'm typing the keyboard disappears and displays a list of names for you to tag (mostly of people who aren't even in the group) and getting the keyboard back is very hard to do. It's very frustrating.
Freezes when trying to read comments. Needs updating badly.
See our group requests!!! 2/5
By Bella Jaymes Cullen
It would be nice if we could see the groups that we requested to join so we know which ones we've already sent a request to instead of having to wait till we get onto the website to see them it would help if we could see them in the app please!!!
Hasn't been updated in a while, full of bugs and lacking important features 1/5
The concept is great, I am in a lot of groups and being able to navigate them in a separate app sounds like a fantastic idea- except this app is lacking.
Here are a few feature requests and bug fixes that I really hop you consider implementing, as it would make the user experience so much better:
1) ability to custom sort your groups in folders or categories (I am in over a 100 groups and they are difficult to track/differentiate, being able to sort them would be amazing.)
2) when you "hide a group" it should actually hide. Not sure if that's just broken now, but when I hide a group it just goes to the bottom of the list. If it's "hidden" that means I don't want to see it in my list at all.
3) in a group, when you view someone else's post and tap the post options, it is WAY too easy to accidentally tap "report to admin" when trying to maybe save the post or copy the URL. There also isn't any feedback asking "are you sure you want to report this?" And the reporting isn't anonymous. I got removed and blocked from a group I really liked because I accidentally reported a post that I actually really liked! The admins must have thought I was being negative- but I'll never know since I was banned and can't search them again. Please rearrange that menu and add feedback options before a user can actually report something in a group.
4) please add the ability to scroll or swipe through pictures in an album. I view groups that post hundreds of pictures in albums. Sure, i can scroll through thumbnails, but if I want full size with captions, I have to open and close each image individually. Please let us swipe or scroll through full size pics in albums.
5) speaking of albums, scrolling though a list of albums is broken. If it is a long list, the scroll will break about half away and just start repeating from the top again.
6) expanded search functionality within a group- for example, being able to search for posts/pictures added by a specific person, or searching for the captions within an album. Again, some groups I'm in have thousands of members and thousands of images loaded, it would be great to search within an album or the page for specific things.
7) ability to review my own activity log of things I've liked or posted in groups
Pleeeeeeease Facebook, fix this app! For the amount of fixes you push to the Facebook app every week, surely you can spare a few devs to work on groups. Please please please this app could be so much better!
No landscape mode 3/5
Wish there was a landscape mode for iPad.
Works fine for me 5/5
I am able to view and access all my groups easily. I can immediately write a post, and comment as well. Not sure what is wrong with other people's app, maybe it's user error and not app error 🤔
Great if you love glitches and nonfunctional apps.. 1/5
This app needs a major overhaul. Aside from having to select each option over and over and over and hope that it finally registers your command, it so SLOW. I got the Groups app hoping to streamline managing multiple groups for work but this is more frustrating than seeing repeat posts in my FB newsfeed every time it switches from Recent to Top Posts. NO THANK YOU!
Worst app ever 1/5
Constantly crashes! You cant tag anyone let alone type a comment. Its full of glitches! Come on FB get something right 😡
App Problems 1/5
This App is a great idea and the couple of times that I was actually able to get into it was great! However, most of the attempts to go into the App are not successful! It gives me a message that states "Something went wrong - Try Again". This App needs tremendous work!!!
Constantly Crashing 2/5
By M Romanach
A really good concept for those of us in multiple groups. It would be really useful if it would stop crashing though.
Broken AF 1/5
No option to use the app in horizontal mode makes me think this was a lazy phone port. Also, there are no search results when looking for new groups. Very disappointed that this is the best Facebook could muster.
Good concept 2/5
This app has a good concept but it CRASHES ALL THE TIME!! There is a bug that happens sometimes when you comment on a picture or post and it won't let you "send" the comment OR get out of that pic or post. You have to shut down the entire app and restart! Usually you cannot watch live videos or if you get lucky and can you can't see nor add comments. Also I wish there could be more sorting of your groups besides favorites and not. Please fix it, I really like having my groups separate from the FB app...
Doesn't Remember Hidden Groups 2/5
After going through all 45 of my groups hiding the ones I didn't care to see in the app upon re-opening the app all of them are shown again.
Talk about a useless feature.
Needs WORK 1/5
One. It would be great if you have the group app for you to turn off all group notifications in the actual Facebook app. Being able to keep them completely separated would be amazing. Two. If I change the order of my groups, it needs to save the groups in the order I wanted to be in. I just went and took 15 minutes to completely rearrange all of my groups after I downloaded this app... I close out of it once, and there they are in some random freaking order again.
Not good 1/5
The functionality of this app is crap. It's near impossible to tag a member of the group, it only shows you friends and non-members and flips and flops around.
Please fix the bugs so it's worth using.
No stop glitches. Doesn't work and flips out if you start typing someone's name and won't let you type.
Good idea, but glitchy. Can read but not post or approve members. 😢 2/5
I wanted to love it. At first glance appearance was good. Well-organized and easy to read. But ... I admin two groups and it takes so long to use I give up. The keyboard jumps around and it thinks every letter you enter is a nam search. And when I want the nam search it doesn't work. I can't approve new members or manage the group. Good idea that has yet to find it's efficacy and ease.
No comment 1/5
By 9 tries for a nickname?
I thought this would be easier for managing my group. Except now I'm not notified when someone comments. People are upset that they they claim an item and I'm not notified to invoice them.
Crashes When Leaving Groups 1/5
I hope it gets better, but part of the reason I wanted the app was to be able to clean out my groups. When I leave three of them, it crashes to a dark screen and won't re-open. Facebook, why do you not fix all these problems?
A hassle to post 1/5
By Bonnie Sayers
I like seeing the number of new posts in groups, but posting from this app is unbearable.
Every letter you type it is trying to tag a name and moves you away from keyboard to the top to see the name.
I do not want this feature
Expected more from a FB App 1/5
By Tiffany Noel
This has tons of bugs is hard to use- difficult to make comments, hard to clear notifications... terribly organized. The BSTs are awful to search. Please fix to make work like they do in the Facebook app!!!
Admin Features PLEASE! 2/5
By iMiss MyAndroid
I recently removed my Facebook app in hopes of reducing the amount of time I spend being distracted by it. However I admin a couple of Facebook groups and I just discovered that this Groups app doesn't allow me to access my Admin features!!!! I don't know if this was simply overlooked or done on purpose, but PLEASE add these features so I can continue my admin duties without needing to be sitting at a computer or the Facebook app.
Great idea but poorly executed 2/5
To have quick access to all your groups is great but nothing is posted in chronological order inside the group and the groups you admin actually have less options available to you than the original Facebook app does.
Stupidest app EVER!!! 1/5
The dumb app doesn't even load all the way and when writing comments on a post it will kick u out in the middle of writing. Takes forever to load even one group, at first thought it was my phone but then checked other apps and they all function great. This app was probably better off not being made in the first as it is useless!!!
Great idea but terrible execution. 1/5
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There are so many glitches with this app it's unreal. I can't even leave a comment.
frustrated with pictures 2/5
Why can't you go through all the pictures in the album without having to click an x every time? Very frustrating.
Crash king 😒 1/5
😒 app crashing so often. And also need to add ban features when approving or deleting post
I will say I actually like this app. It's nice to have my groups in one place. However what is frustrating and why it got a 1 star is for notifications. I accidentally hit yes send push notifications and now it will not allow me to turn them off permanently. I have to turn them off every day which is ridiculous. Pleas fix so I don't have to delete and redo all of my personalized settings!
Notifications will not take you to post 1/5
The notifications feature of the application does not take you to the post it notifies you about. You need to search through the entire group post to find the post.
This could be so much better. Here's what I think it needs.
1. I want to be able to look at each picture the same way I can on the regular FB page... by swiping through them!
2. I want to be able to type a comment and then hit send with ease. Not choose an emoji.
(The send airplane is hit or miss.)
Needs fixing 1/5
This app keeps closing on me. So frustrating
Glitches. (Localhost) page. Group Hide function not working. Idk what's happening to Facebook but the past few updates it's going downhill.
Would be great... 2/5
... if it didn't try to tag someone everyone time you type a word. Typing is terrible. Did no one test this out before they released it?
Such a hassle! 1/5
Don't even waste your time with it! Can't get off of posts after commenting without force closing the app. Can't leave comments more than half of the time. When you delete a group it force closes.
Odd behavior 2/5
I love the app, but weird things like not being able to open links, click on people's names to bring up the view profile, option, not being able to open a PDF, and other weird quirks like that make the app almost unusable for my purposes.
PLEASE UPDATE 1/5
I am begging you to update the app and fix all the bugs. The concept is truly amazing but too many bugs to use
No upload photo bug! 2/5
The app don't have photo album management or post management
App needs work 1/5
Can't turn it on its side.
What a hot mess 1/5
Decent app ruined by the obsessive need to assume that I want to tag every person on my friends list in a single comment. AT THE VERY LEAST make this an option you can disable. What a steaming pile of useless excrement.
PLEASE FIX IT! I really want to love it. 1/5
I can't imagine what the developers of this app can possibly be thinking. Instead of improving the app you keep taking away features. Do you even read these reviews? I think not.
I was very happy when suddenly I could access group files from the app, but before I could come give you that extra star, the next update took that feature away! So instead of gaining a star, you lost one. Back to one star.
End of update #2
Ok, I'm giving you another star because you did fix the horrendous update I was referencing in my last review. But why do you take away helpful features like blue text for new posts? The badge will say I have new posts but I can't find them! And please also put back the replies showing without tapping "see reply!" That's just a pain. And either show me all of the original comment or let me click "more" to see the rest, without opening a another screen! Please? I love the concept of this app, but please stop with the arbitrary changes that do not improve the user experience! Also, please allow a way to access group files too, not just photos. Please? I'd love to give you a 5 star review, but you have to earn it!
End of update
I actually really liked this app until recently, even though there was no way to access group files, a big fail for the app. However, since the last upgrade the app is junk! It can't update the groups, yet sometimes does but says it can't. And as if that's not frustrating enough, now most of the groups I'm in no longer show up at all! If you're going to make an app like this, please put some thought into it, instead of arbitrarily including some basic features and leaving other important features out. And please, have it show all of my groups. It's kind of important in an app called "Facebook Groups." So, asking nicely, pretty please, could you fix this app so it does what it's supposed to do? Thanks so much.
The app is glitchy 1/5
Can someone in a multibillion company work on this app? Seriously it is the worst at this point. Some sort of upgrade would be great please.
Reduces my actual time spent on FB 5/5
I love this app! It's helped me reduce my time on actual Facebook and still stay up to date with the groups that I follow. I've never had issues with posting or following special posts.
Barely works!! 2/5
By Desire l.
For MONTHS now. It ALWAYS forecloses. 😡
Keep the keyboard on the screen 3/5
By David Sides
I love using this app to stay on top of my group's comments but there is one thing that drives me crazy every time I use it. When typing a word into the text field that the app thinks is a person's name, the app pulls up a list of potential people to choose from (similar to the way the main Facebook app works). But when doing this, the app completely removes the keyboard and drops the text field to the very bottom of the screen, all without warning. As a result, my attempt to complete the word I'm typing turns into me either inadvertently tapping on a person's name, or tapping the empty space on the screen (which brings the keyboard back only until I tap in the text field again to correct the mistake). And given that the keyboard appears and goes away, it's not easy to delete or fix the word in the text field. Please change this execution so that the keyboard and text field stay put when the app thinks a person's name is being added. This is my only issue with the app (although a big one). Everything else is great.
Super janky 1/5
By Mr. Tees
Typing is a nightmare.
Would love this app to be good, but If they make it better I will never need to reinstall the FB app.
Great concept needs fixes 3/5
Awesome app! Unfortunately when an album is posted to the group you can't swipe left or right in the albums (picture to picture). Also the notifications are not always updated. Otherwise super awesome and can't wait for the improvements 😊😊
Needs more 3/5
I wish that there was a wear to personalize your own group page. I have a business that I run thru Facebook groups and I use messenger as well and that allows me to be able to personalize the group messages to make it unique. I would like to be able to do the same for group page. Otherwise I enjoy using the groups app.
Great concept, frustrating interface 2/5
So many good things could happen with this app. I do get frustrated though with the commenting section in my closed or secret groups. The whole point is to just have the people in it, see it. So why am I being offered a suggested tag for someone who isn't in the group. That combined with iOS' awful text suggestion and autocorrect makes writing a comment taxing than convenient. The design is on point just not the functionality.
Search non-functional 1/5
Search only works for the first few results and then hangs--what's the point of that? This is a crappy app, and if you want us to use a separate app for Facebook groups then CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE IT instead of letting it languish!!!
Useful but annoying 2/5
This is nice to browse and read in groups but posting is generally awful.
Typing - if you type anything that potentially matches the name of any one of your friends, the "tag your friend" box pops up and you can't continue typing - it interrupts it so then Apple auto-correct "fixes" your word to something close to what you half-typed.
If you ever use a sticker, there's no way to get back to the text keyboard - I had to force quit the app.
You can't scroll through pictures once you click one. You have to close it and reopen another picture.
Scrolling will often close the entire window.
Clicking "read more" on a long post won't just let you read the text - it opens a brand new window.
If these bugs are fixed, this would be a much better app.