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Groups are a feature on Roblox. Added on 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.

History

On September 28, 2009, the ability to add personal servers to groups was implemented. Prior to 2011, it was called "group building" being that it was previously only available to groups. Despite these being group-owned, it was only possible for the group owner to make changes to the place.[blog 3]

On February 3, 2011, the ability for users to advertise their group was implemented.[blog 4]

The 'Advertise this Group' button on the LOL Group in 2011.

On May 28, 2015, the ability to make non personal server group games was implemented. With this update, it was made possible for multiple people to collaborate on one place, as well as game revenue now being transferred to group funds.[blog 5]

On January 23, 2019, the group interface received an overhaul.[1]

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.[2]

On January 6, 2021, Roblox group owners were given the ability to change the names of groups.[3]

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 name, icons and info may be changed later. (100 Robux fee for changing the group name)

Once the group name is changed, the following things will happen:

  • The group name can't be changed again for 90 days.
  • Group members will be notified of the change of the group name.
  • The group will not be searchable under the previous name.

Group Discovery

On Roblox, users can find new groups either by going to the Top Groups page or by Searching Groups.

Top Groups

Top Groups is the default homepage of groups here users can find groups their friends are in or Experience Studios, Military, Roleplaying, and Fan Groups. Here users can also see the top six groups in these categories.

Group Search

Here users can search for any group; users can get here either from the global search bar on the Roblox topbar or via the group discovery page. Users can search any term as long as it abides by the rules of Roblox. If an inappropriate term is entered "Search term not appropriate for Roblox." will appear.

Group Leaderboard

On Roblox, the size of a group is determined by the number of members it has. As of April 6, 2022, these are the ten largest groups.

Rank Name Members Public Created Owner Visits
1 Scriptbloxian Studios 13,024,304 Tick2.0.png Jan 29, 2019 Scriptbloxian 3.27B+
2 BIG Games Simulators 12,535,315 Tick2.0.png Mar 14, 2018 BuildIntoGames 2.60B+
3 Bee Swarm Simulator Club 11,281,826 Tick2.0.png Mar 22, 2018 Onett 1.66B+
4 DreamCraft 9,019,189 Tick2.0.png May 20, 2011 NewFissy 26.2B+
5 The Flamingo Fan Club 8.097,512 Tick2.0.png Jul 11, 2017 mrflimflam 24.2M+
6 Chillz Studios 7,728,480 Tick2.0.png Mar 5, 2016 chillthrill709 2.10B+
7 Roblox 7,112,968 Tick2.0.png Jul 30, 2009 Roblox None
8 Rumble Studios. 7,001,212 Tick2.0.png Jul 9, 2017 ObscureEntity 2.30B+
9 16bitplay Games 6,367,561 Tick2.0.png Mar 9, 2017 0_0 739M+
10 BIG Games™ 6,242,811 Tick2.0.png Unknown BuildIntoGames 500M+

Features

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".

Revamp

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On December 13, 2018, a group revamp was announced privately,[4] which changed the group UI but does not introduce new features. The revamp was only available for members of the Roblox Beta Program.

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.


Criticism

Group names, which were locked once created, have also been criticized among the community for the lack of ability to rename groups. However, on January 6, 2022, the feature to rename groups was eventually 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.

See also

References

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