Facebook wants to be the new Discord with its Community Chats feature

Meta knows that Facebook is not going through its best moment in terms of popularity. The one that is still considered the largest social network in the world, during the fourth quarter of 2021, experienced a historic user loss reaching approximately one million users.

Additionally, a few weeks ago it was announced that Facebook was starting to have problems to stay in the top 10 most downloaded apps on the US App Store, according to internal Apple analysis.

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According to the report, the social network has fallen 97 times from this Top 10 so far in 2022, a figure that is exponentially higher than that registered last year. During 2021, Facebook only dropped 7 times from this ranking.

Reversing this does nothing but force Facebook to reinvent itself and now it seems that it has found the solution in the way Discord works.

This Tuesday, Meta confirmed that it plans to expand the possibility of Community Chats, a function that allows organizing discussions on specific topics within Facebook and Messenger groups.

In this way, in addition to the classic text conversations, the group chats of both services will receive possibilities to support audio and video channels, as well as options for administrators to transmit live messages to the participants.

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This sounds very similar to Discord, a platform that has the Community Servers function that allows you to organize conversations around a game or a specific topic, with options to create multiple discussion subchannels on specific aspects of a topic.

In addition to the options already mentioned, Facebook and Messenger Community Chats will allow administrators to access a series of moderation tools for those conversations that take place with people outside the circle of immediate contacts and the security of the chat is guaranteed.

On the other hand, the “Administrator Help” function is enabled, which will allow leaders to create a list of unwanted key words and phrases in conversations so that the platform automatically identifies, marks and executes actions.

Finally, it is important to mention that administrators will have the power to block, mute and suspend users who do not follow the rules of their community.

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