Facebook has launched “Groups for Schools” which are university-centric Facebook communities restricted only to students and faculty with .edu email accounts. This is reminiscent of Facebook’s early days, where students had receive an invite from a classmate to create a Facebook account.
Facebook’s new Groups for Schools are unique to each college. General information, related groups, photos, and other various Facebook features will be embedded in these new communities. The best feature? Facebook is giving everyone 25MB of space to upload and share assignments. This will be perfect for exchanging notes, completing assignments and collaborating with groups.
“You can join a group for your major to discuss classes, for your sorority to plan upcoming events, or for your dorm to share photos,” Facebook engineer Michael Novati said of the new product.
Facebook is slowly integrating Group for Schools, starting with a handful universities. Within the next few weeks Groups for Schools will be available for over 100 universities.
“Facebook will continue to iterate on Groups for Schools as the feature is rolled out to more schools. College students are some of our most avid users and provide a lot of useful feedback in order to help us iterate quickly,” the spokesperson added.