He said: "If we can do this, it will not only turn around the whole decline in community membership we've seen for decades, it will start to strengthen our social fabric and bring the world closer together".
Group Insights will show the admins real-time metrics around growth, engagement and membership - such as the number of posts and times the community members engaged.
Of course, anything that keeps people coming back to Facebook gives its algorithms more opportunities to learn about their interests and gather other personal data that helps sell advertising in other parts of its network, according to analysts.
Zuckerberg used Facebook stories-that product Facebook introduced to add onto Instagram Stories but that hasn't quite caught on yet-to document his trip midwest.
Zuckerberg's team said his visit was part of a tour he's been making across the country. "It has a pastor who cares for the well-being of their congregation, makes sure they have food and shelter", he said.
'Leaders set the culture, inspire us, give us a safety net, and look out for us. Following criticism that Facebook was complicit in the spread of "fake news", Zuckerberg stated, "Our mission of connecting people, that was not supposed to be controversial".
Facebook's new mission is to give the people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visits Nebraska and Iowa
On June 22, Facebook hosted an exclusive summit for group admins. So the Facebook founder wants to bring more meaning to its almost 2 billion users by shepherding them into online groups that bring together people with common passions, problems and ambitions. "That's how we're going to bring the world closer together".
Who gets to define what's false news - and what's simply controversial political speech? Either way Facebook became an active player.
Gizmodo.com published statements previous year from a former Facebook staffer saying the social media giant's "news curators" "routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network's influential "trending" news section". They were also told not to include news about Facebook itself in the trending module.
"We may come from different backgrounds, but we all want to find objective and authenticity in something bigger than ourselves", Zuckerberg wrote.
He joined with the heads of several tech companies earlier this spring in writing to Gov. Greg Abbott to oppose Texas legislation they deemed discriminatory.
In the past few months, Zuckerberg has visited military bases, dined with "folks" in OH, and has even been photographed working on the assembly line of a Ford factory - stuff people usually do when they're starting a political campaign.