Called Facebook Group, the app will help people share information faster and more easily with "all the groups in their life".

Aimed at enterprise collaboration, it can also be useful for student groups as well as friends looking to coordinate activities and schedules, CIO Today reported.

The stand alone app will provide a much easier way for Facebook members to access and manage groups from their phones, the company said.

Once they open the app, users will be able to see all of the groups they belong to in one place - with frequently accessed groups at the top.

Unlike Messenger, Facebook users are not pushed to join the app so people can continue to use groups through the main Facebook site. The app is available on iOS and Android devices.