Users can now download a summary of everything that they have ever posted to Facebook. This will be downloaded as a zip file and as an added security measure users will be required to authenticate before downloading.
But one of the most interesting new features is the introduction of Groups. Users can create groups for work, friends, family etc and manage these groups independently. Features like news feed and chat and the sharing of photos will be available within the group to enable users to interact with smaller and more tightly defined members. Members of the group will have the option to leave the group and to invite new members into it. Again with security in mind, these groups will be closed. With the addition of this feature Facebook would appear to be chasing the corner of the market currently held by apps such as LinkedIn which is a professional networking application. As many users find themselves having to separately manage their LinkedIn and Facebook accounts it will be interesting to see whether LinkedIn is replaced by a professional Facebook Group.