Groups are a feature on Roblox. Created in July 30, 2009,[blog 1], players can create or join groups that feature their own interests, and all groups can have virtually an infinite amount of members. All players on Roblox can join up to 100 groups. Anyone can create a group, but creating a group costs 100 Robux. It used to be that only Builders Club (later Premium) members could create groups.[blog 2]
Groups can be set public or private. If private, the player's join request will be considered as "pending" until a group admin approves or declines their request. If public, the player can join the group without manual approval.
Previously players were given a certain limit on how many groups they were able to join based on their membership. Before the removal of Builders Club, Non-Builders Club and Non-Premium members were permitted to join up to five groups at one time. Classic Builders Club members were allowed to join/own up to 10 groups at one time, Turbo Builders Club members were given the privilege to own or be in up to 20 groups at one time, and members with Outrageous Builders Club or Roblox Premium had the privilege to join or own 100 groups.
On February 3, 2011, the ability for users to advertise their group was implemented.
On May 28, 2015, the ability to make group games was added. Multiple players could work on a game, and the leader of the group can share the revenue with the payouts feature.
On January 23, 2019, the group interface received an overhaul.
Around December 17, 2019, the maximum number of groups for all users to join was raised to 100 groups. The creation of groups were also changed to allow all users create groups, regardless if they are a Premium member or not.
Creating a group
In order to create a group, players must go to "My Roblox" and click on the button labeled Groups. On the left side of the screen, the list of groups that a player is currently in is listed, along with a button above the list titled "Create New". Players may then give their group a name, add group info and an icon, and pay 100 Robux for their group to be created.
Group icons and info may be changed later, while the group name cannot be changed unless there is a copyright issue or Roblox staff is running the group.
On Roblox, the size of a group is determined by the number of members it has. These are the ten largest groups as of May 20, 2021:
|Rank||Group Name||Member Count||Public|
|1||Bee Swarm Simulator Club||Around 8,530,000||✔️|
|2||Scriptbloxian Studios||Around 7,903,000||✔️|
|4||The Flamingo Fan Club||Around 6,842,000||✔️|
|5||Roblox High School: Fan Club||Around 5,589,000||✔️|
|6||Rumble Studios||Around 5,605,000||✔️|
|7||16bitplay Games||Around 5,295,000||✔️|
|8||Chillz Studios||Around 4,875,000||✔️|
|10||Nosniy Games™||Around 3,469,000||✔️|
There are many features provided for groups on Roblox. A maximum of 18 ranks can be set, along with certain allowed privileges and the amount of power a rank may have over another. If a rank is given enough power to do so, members may force (exile) a member to leave a group, add clothes, models, meshes, and decals for sale to the group store, create "shouts" for all members in the group to see, have a group wall, and add allies and enemies. They may also oversee every action in a group in the Audit Log.
Clans could have been created for 500 Robux, and group admins could invite a member to join the clan, however, they got removed.
Group funds may be distributed among group members and the group's owner.
Groups may also be set to require entry approval. When set, a group admin may approve the player for entry to the group. On the applicant's screen, this will show as "join pending".
The new group UI doesn't have the clans feature and was revealed in the initial post that clans are being removed.
On January 15, 2019, the "Games" tab was removed and all games were placed under the "About" tab.
On January 23, 2019, at 8:00 PM EST, the new group UI went live for all users.
Group names, which are locked once created, have also been criticized among the community for the lack of ability to rename groups. However, in an interview in early 2021, CEO David Baszucki confirmed that the feature to rename groups would eventually be released into ROBLOX.
The community has criticized groups for being botted in order to appear to have a larger fanbase than what they really have.
Groups have been subject to being "disposable" for holding bait-and-switch games. Group funds are usually distributed through many fake accounts until being finally distributed to the desired user, with the group being discarded as a result.
- Despite being allowed to make group games in 2015, a group called "RXW" by SchoolsOutForever had a group game made in 2010.