Meta Starts Testing Community Chats

Meta is preparing the process of testing Chats for Community Chats to Facebook Groups within Messenger. The terms are confusing. Let’s look at what we’re talking about, Today announced Mark Zuckerberg.

It’s best to imagine Community Chats as Meta’s version of Discord. They’ll be available on Facebook Groups, and you can join and join in via Facebook Messenger.

To quote the mouth of the horse, “with Community Chats, people can connect with their communities in real time around the topics they care about on both Facebook and Messenger via text, audio, and video. The experience seamlessly blends Messenger and Facebook Groups”. It gives the impression of being more present that “admins can now start a conversation about a topic and get in-the-moment responses instead of waiting for people to comment on a post”.

The person responsible for creating Chats for the community Chat can arrange them into categories so the members can quickly discover what’s the most fascinating to them. As an administrator, you can create chats for group members with a specific subject, such as an event chat for a trip or a gathering, a broadcast-only view chat to inform the group of any updates, and an admin-only discussion for collaboration with moderators and other admins. It is also possible to create audio channels. The participants can choose to turn on the video after they’re within the channel with audio.

As has been implied, Community Chats are only available to people who belong to an organization. Facebook offers a range of moderation tools to ensure the experience isn’t a disaster. Facebook is hoping that the incident in real-time will draw people to join Community Chats, and, If the popularity of Discord is an indication, it could be a success.