Needs some work 2/5
I like that this app puts all your groups in one place, but I wish there were better tools for organizing them. Also, sometimes when I move groups to favorites it doesn't save, and when I hide groups it doesn't save either. Please update to fix bugs
Need landscape view. 1/5
I'm on my iPad and always use landscape. Don't want to have to turn my iPad every time I use this app.
Absolutely is horrible compared to live videos! Can't even comment anymore on a live feed, the screen goes to the background and it loses sound! Worthless!!! I hate the new update and I hate the groups app!!!!! Deserves no stars! It's that bad!!!!! I had to select 1! Which is crap! It's not worth a rating
Does not let me sort by groups i run 1/5
Also doesn't let me share posts
It just lacks all the important functionality.
Keyboard name autocomplete ruins the experience 3/5
This could be a great app to help with managing our groups but the experience is destroyed by the keyboard autocomplete behavior. Having the keyboard constantly disappear while trying to type as it's asking if you want to autocomplete names is horrible and ruins the application. If I'm not typing the @ sign I don't want to be tagging someone. Please turn this off or make it an option.
Works enough I guess 3/5
IPad Pro res isn't that good but neither are most apps. But the real annoying part is my keyboard is worthless because the app wont flip to landscape. Please consider adding landscape. Other than those complaints everything else seems fine.
It's ok 2/5
By nina lovequeen
So many tools can be add
Option to add another account 4/5
I really prefer using the Facebook groups app on my Apple device because it gives me a lot less hassle than on my Android phone.
The only thing I'd really like to see different is the option to add an additional account like you can on the Facebook Messenger app. I'd really love to be able to switch between my accounts and view each of those groups.
What happened?? 2/5
When I first downloaded this app it was great!! But in the last couple of weeks it's freezing a lot, not letting me make posts and isn't working smoothly like before. Any updates or bug fixes coming up soon??? I love not having to go on FB!!!
Useful, but so sloppy!! 1/5
By Anna the Wacky Banana
The mention autocomplete/suggest feature is implemented so poorly that the app is practically unusable for writing comments on group posts. As soon as you start typing anything, it jumps to the suggestions and steals focus. Super, super annoying!!! Please fix!
It's as if this app wasn't tested at all before being released.
Update app please
Needs a LOT of work! 2/5
This ridiculous pop up suggestion thing when you're typing on the keyboard is a horrible user experience! And it needs the ability to save articles like the main app.
Please update. Love this app!!! 5/5
Please update. We love this app!
Please Stop!!! 1/5
By Fotocromia Cordoba
It really bothers me a lot when I'm writing a comment and the Friends Name is completed. Is extremely annoying !!!
Good Idea - Needs Work 2/5
The groups app has poor functionality in typing comments. When the user tries to write a comment, any word that contains the first three letters of a Facebook friend's first or last name triggers a "tagging" feature, which dumps the users out of the keyboard prompt. This is extremely annoying especially because I have a friend whose last name starts with "The" which means every time I write the word "the," I get pushed out the keyboard prompt and into a tagging prompt. This makes completing most sentences difficult. Tagging should require using the @ symbol to initiate, especially for people who are not members of the group.
In addition, if a user views a thread via the notification button, the emoji button is locked in place and they usually cannot submit a comment that way. They must back out and enter the group via the group icon and work their way to the thread in question. I can imagine this would make tracking larger, more active groups difficult.
Please Fix this 2/5
I really enjoy the premise of this app. I would prefer to use it over FB. But it has SO many glitches. Please invest in fixing it
It would be helpful if 3/5
It would be helpful if this app would rotate on the ipad, I never use my ipad in the portrait orientation as I use my keyboard and landscape is how it works. I agree with a previous poster that if we could turn off notifications for groups in the regular facebook app when the groups app is installed, that would fantastic.
I can't see pending posts 4/5
The numbers are there , but when i get inside just nothing
Facebook can't get the groups experience on iOS right 2/5
I downloaded this because the normal FB app has several long-standing problems with the Groups user experience that FB just refuses to address.
Someone suggested to me to try this app. From the looks of it, it seems it might fix one or two of the issues I have.
However there is one glaring problem - I can't use this app on my iPad in landscape mode! This is the only way I use my iPad - I have a folding case and keyboard.
Come ON Facebook, just fix your regular app and make the Groups experience work as well as it does on the Desktop.
Love this app but would love to do more! 2/5
Please update this app more frequently. I hate it that while I'm typing the names pop up and my screen moves!
Why doesn't Live work? 3/5
Ok. To be fair, are use the Groups app more than I use Facebook. Because then I can talk to all of the people I want to interact with, and not deal with the stress of the newsfeed. But it genuinely irritates me that I cannot comment or interact on a Live unless I am in the Facebook app. It's sort of defeats the purpose of only using the Groups app to interact.
Why is this not a thing?
Needs to be fixed 2/5
By CALI RAE
I love the concept. I do not like going on FB so this app is great for me to bypass social media nonsense. The app itself is seriously flawed. It goes crazy while I type. It assumes I'm about to tag a person then the cursor jumps wherever it wants. So annoying. Unless I type @ it shouldn't pop up. Also it shuts down a lot. I loose what I'm writing often. They need to give this app more attention.
Please execute better.
Fix the tagging issue 4/5
Every time I type a comment, certain words I type trigger a tag. The keyboard drops down and I am forced to click back in my sentence to get it back. It's suuuuper annoying and you think Facebook would have figured out a better way to do this by now. Please correct
Freezes and glitches frequently 1/5
July 27, 2016 (two stars) Some major improvements need to take place with this app! It freezes 90% of the time. The biggest problem is not being able to post comments or close a post.
April 25, 2017 (one star) App still hasn't improved. Same issues and the need to force close the app multiple times throughout the day to it freezing.
Good in theory... 2/5
1. When you comment, the app thinks you're typing a person's name and the keyboard disappears.
2. You can't scroll through photo albums. You have to click each individual photo, then exit out of it to move on to the next photo.
3. The app crashes after you try to organize the groups. The screen goes black and you have to totally get out and quit the app to get it back.
4. You can't comment on live videos or even see them half the time. Or it glitches and the app crashes.
It's nice to have all of my groups in one place. This app has the potential to be a 5 star app. It hasn't been updated since October 2016. With multiple bad ratings, I'm not really sure what is the hold up.
Lame for live videos 2/5
By Listen to your fans!
So if you want to comment during a live video you can't through this app, which is really dumb.
Absolutely Awesome 5/5
I love it. How could anyone not love it! Easy to use and helpful. Thanks...can't wait fir more options or other apps..😁thanks
Annoying tagging. 1/5
This app is great and all but if it wasn't for one "feature", I would've given this app a 5 star rating. It has an annoying and invasive automotive tagging. You write B and it will suggest any friend, or person related to the post or group, of their name starts with B the same way you can tag someone with @. Please remove this feature and this app would be perfect.
Great for bloggers and people who want to connect, but... 4/5
I find that I can't sort the groups I follow into priority order. Most recently visited on top would work. I also would like to manually adjust my groups into similar type groups. So if I am reading about blogging, I can click on each group in the section. If I want to see only personal groups, I can do that quickly. Right now I need to click through every one of them so I don't miss anything, wasting a lot of time.
I rarely write reviews but this app has me so frustrated that I wanted to review in hopes they will upgrade and fix it. Whenever I try to type a post the app thinks I'm trying to tag a friend, even with simple words like "and" it tries to bring up "Andrea" and "Andrew"... normally this isn't an issue in an app but in this app when it thinks you are tagging someone the keyboard disappears so you can tag your person and your fingers are left typing nothing or touching the wrong things. It's awful and extremely frustrating and distracting. And the send button often disappears and is replaced by an emoji button. Then when I try to actually tag a friend I can't get the bloody thing to recognize a name that's obviously a name like "Jennifer." It is one of the worst apps I have ever dealt with. Ever.
Could easily be five star!! 4/5
By Jess Manning
I haven't used my regular Facebook in quite some time. The only thing I missed from Facebook was my groups and being able to shop, etc. So when I found this app I was ecstatic!! Now I am able to still be involved with my groups without having the traditional newsfeed of Facebook! Two features I would like to see come out of this app: 1) I know there is group chat but I'd like to have a way to pm someone in one of my groups without having to have the traditional Facebook messenger to where anyone can message you and vice versa; and 2) (most importantly) to be able to participate in live realtime videos!!! Most of my shopping on Groups is LulaRoe and my consultants host live sales a lot. I can see the video but it's like watching a video that isn't live, I can't comment "sold" etc. without having to stop the video and go back to the comments nor can I see the realtime likes and comments as you normally would on Facebook. From my understanding , the host of the live video cannot see that I've joined either. In summary, it'd be SO nice to have the full features and use of FB Live within the groups app! If the two features above were added here, this app would get more than a five star rating from me!!!
Very Frustrating 1/5
It's extremely upsetting how I'll be on this app and I get kicked off.....not every once and a while. No, EVERY time I use it I get a few seconds in and BAM💥💥💥 I'm back looking at my home screen🤦♀️ And it takes up too much storage. Please fix this issue.
Section for post 3/5
Facebook groups really needs to make a section where you can view all of your post instead of trying to find them through searching it would make it much more simpler
Needs UI/UX improvement 3/5
By Phineas J. Whoopee
Great to get my groups discussion without the clutter of personal posts as in my standard FB feed, but I find it difficult to hit the Like button without sometimes getting the list of others who have liked a post: the thumb icon needs to be bigger or separated from the counter. Also, the X to close a thread and go back to a group's feed is either too small or too close to the corner of the screen. I have to stab at it several times to get the desired response. Likewise, expanding threads needs improvement, as I have to hit such a tiny perfect mark to get a response. Screens are bigger, why aren't the action/response areas?
Layout of the nested comments are hard to read 2/5
Replies to comments are hidden by default which makes it hard to follow nested conversations.
I end up using the native Facebook app to read group conversations because the layout is readable.
PS - notifications don't work reliably in the app either.
By Oh Rissa
Works great most of the time, leaving groups brings up a black screen and the app needs to be restarted
Needs work 1/5
Try writing something on a post. Now write something where the first few letters may also be a friend or two of yours. Now marvel at the fact that as you start to type your word, the app makes your keyboard disappear and you end up tagging someone in your post before you finish typing what you really want to type. Garbage.
Absolutely awful 1/5
I've never used an app this bad. I know Facebook is only worth 8 trillion dollars but you'd think they could rustle up at least one person who knows how to prevent the keyboard from disappearing as you type.
Limited capabilities 1/5
Does nit function well on tablet and would rather have a better FB ipad app than this. It often has issues such as unable to send comments, unable to move through all posts (so you only see one page of posts), loading issues always.
Annoying as hell 1/5
This app is a great concept but I agree with the other reviewers about how f$&@*% annoying the keyboard is. PLEASE STOP SUGGESTING PEOPLE TO TAG, especially when they aren't in the group whatsoever! Please just remove this and it would be the perfect app. Seriously. I've never wanted to claw my eyeballs out and throw my phone into the deepest volcanic pit before. I'm convinced that Voldemort created this app to confound the muggles. Why make a great app and then completely ruin it with an annoying feature I'll never know. I would rather sit in a room with malaria infested mosquitos than try to waste time trying to type something on this app. Stay away.
Notifications work 3% of the time. 1/5
I downloaded this app strictly for notifications, to my surprise after the last update they stopped working. Everything is set to on, in Facebook, app, and phone. Garbage app.
Neat idea, horrible app 2/5
App freezes so often im lucky if i get to read what i want, commenting is a pain, and the app has crashed completely making my phone freeze.
Just one very annoying problem... 3/5
Like this app except it thinks every word you type is going to be the name of a person to tag. It suggests names of friends to tag starting with the same letters of the word you're typing. So if you start typing the word "choose" it'll interrupt you to suggest all your friends whose names start with "ch" to tag.
Life Saver 5/5
Not sure why it doesn't have better reviews. My life functions on FB groups and this has helped so much! I love it and highly recommend it!
It's ok 3/5
By Word fiend
It's nice to be able to focus on just my FB groups but I'd really like to see some bug fixes... When responding to a post, the keyboard disappears often.
It is nearly impossible to tag someone when posting! And notifications are not always accurate. When is the next update?
Great but I have suggestions! 3/5
App is definitely working as designed. I would like to see a way of grouping my groups together on the home screen. Not just into favorites and then everything else. I would also like the option of having all of my group notifications go to the group app, separate from the regular Facebook app.
Piece of crap 1/5
Facebook's development team(s) can't code for sh*t. Keyboard keeps dropping every time I get a partial match to a name on my friends list. Absolute junk and useless.
Please update. Regular fb app gets on weekly almost and this has been over two years
Less than zero 1/5
If I could give this app a negative number of stars I would.
I have patiently waited for the app to update for months. I manage a few groups and need to be able to access them without using the main app. This is an ineffective, shoddy piece of crap masquerading as a functional application in the family of Facebook apps. It's junk. I'm so frustrated! I can't run my groups like this.
Leaving groups also causes the app to go completely black and requires me to basically close and completely reopen the app. FIX IT.