On August 22, Facebook will disable the chat feature in groups, launched in October last year. This was noticed by Matt Navara, the former director of social media at Tne Next Web on Twitter.
Update information also was
published in Community Leadership Circles
The function of chats within groups was designed to facilitate the convergence of community members so that they could exchange their thoughts not only in comments, but also in more personal communication.
From August 16, users can no longer start a new chat, and on August 22 this feature will be completely disabled. At the same time, existing chats will be saved, but users will not be able to continue communicating in them.
Facebook noted that they understand the value of this feature for groups, but “the current product infrastructure does not support group chats directly in the Facebook application.”
Facebook is currently exploring new ways to maintain real-time communication in groups, but so far they are not ready to talk about any specific plans for the company.
Recall that now Facebook is also simplifying settings for managing group privacy. In the coming weeks, only two types of groups will remain in the social network: open and closed.