The world’s largest social networking site is going back to its roots … well kinda. When Facebook launched having a college email address was a requirement to join. Those days are long gone, but they are bringing back email-based verification for a new feature, “Groups For Schools.”
These new groups are based around a particular school and will have different features and functionality than traditional groups. The examples used show many suggested groups including pick-up sports games on campus, class based groups, and course based groups. Of course one must have a specific school based email address to join.
In addition to group posting and sharing, these new groups for schools with have enhanced features including file sharing. Just when will these changes be rolling out? There is no clear answer, but users can expedite the process by signing up on the Facebook form. For more information see the official Facebook blog post.