Today, we look at the 16 biggest Facebook groups in 2017, which have massive fan followings and show us at a glance which celebrities, companies, and groups have the most staying power among people around the world.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is the number one social media website today. Even though we keep hearing that millennials are making a shift to Instagram and Snapchat and commentary continually tells us that Facebook has lost its mojo and will begin to decline, it actually grew at a faster pace in 2016 than ever before as a public company. One of the problems that Facebook does face is that its marketing and advertising has not been as effective as other channels.
However, the social media website is still a popular place to achieve organic marketing and connect directly with one’s target audience. People like to connect with their favorite celebrities, brands, and even local businesses on Facebook organically. This helps fans keep themselves updated with the latest events, launches and more, and essentially functions as free advertising.
It has become essential for everyone with a public presence to create a Facebook group. Positive word of mouth and original content helps create a great fan base for celebrities. Even a local bakery making awesome pastries has a Facebook group, and it is driving a loyal fan base to connect with the business and generate long-term value. Having a Facebook group increases your chances of connecting with people who care about you or your business.
The biggest Facebook groups boast millions of members and are always bustling with activity. These groups promote camaraderie among group members and keep engaging their audience. Often, the most popular groups belong to celebrities, sports clubs, and big brands. The official Facebook accounts of these celebrities contain hundreds of candid pictures of film personalities and sports stars, who do everything they can to keep their audience glued to their groups. You can also read about the 11 Biggest Facebook Groups in 2015.
In our list, we will be introducing you to the 16 biggest Facebook groups in 2017, which have huge followings and great engagement. In this year’s list, we feature sports personalities, musicians, and even popular sporting clubs that are loved by fans all over the world. Let’s check out our list and find out who the most popular people and groups are on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), beginning on the next page.
16. Taylor Swift
Fans – 74.63 million
Taylor Swift kicks off our list, with nearly 75 million people being fans of her Facebook page, so they can get the latest updates and be involved in all of the hottest discussions related to the singer. Taylor actually has even more followers on Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) despite it having a fraction of the users that Facebook does, as she ranks as the fourth-most followed person on that platform with just under 84 million followers.
15. Will Smith
Fans – 75.11 million
A rapper and a wonderful actor, Will Smith is probably the only rapper with no ‘Explicit warning’ on his records. The internet recently went crazy over his bungee jumping video and selfies, with one selfie standing out as making him look eerily like his Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He is on our list of Facebook groups to join as he never fails to engage with his fans while maintaining his image as a loving husband and father.
14. Michael Jackson
Fans – 75.31 million
The deceased singer has inspired many new singers and dancers and brought about a dance revolution in the music industry. Controversies and death aside, Jackson is still a force to be reckoned with, as he has loyal fans spread around the globe. He inspired a generation of musicians and fans who are still as enamored by ‘Thriller’ as they were when it was released.
13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows
Fans – 75.46 million
Harry Potter was a staple in pop culture for over a decade, with Harry, Hermione, and Ron becoming icons and best friends to an entire generation of kids. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows was the last book and movie in the series, and marked important events like the discovery of Dumbledore’s past, Snape’s death, and the final battle between Harry and Voldemort. The popular Facebook group allows fans to continue to talk about Harry’s life, the book’s plot twists, as well as conspiracy theories, all with fellow Harry Potter and Hogwarts enthusiasts, helping it become one of the 16 biggest Facebook groups in 2017.
12. Justin Bieber
Fans – 78.21 million
From an internet sensation to a millennial heartthrob, from a teen with exceptional music to one of the biggest stars in the music industry, Justin Bieber has his fans glued to his page. His fans, who call themselves ‘Beliebers’, are crazy about everything Bieber does. The ascension of Bieber as music’s biggest and most polarizing name globally is truly amazing and the singer never fails to amuse his fans with his music and social media posts.
Fans – 81.84 million
The Barbadian singer, the next one in our list of biggest Facebook groups in 2017, has always been fan favorite thanks to her amazing voice, powerful music, and even better music videos. Rihanna always stays in the news, sometimes due to her changing styles and sometimes due to the rumors of her hooking up with rapper Drake. Regardless of any rumors, the Grammy-winning singer is a creative bombshell and a style inspiration for many.
Fans – 82.09 million
The video sharing website, which is owned by Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), has a place among the 16 biggest Facebook groups in 2017 due to its easy video sharing abilities, seamless integration with Google services, and ability to create celebrities out of thousands of video bloggers. YouTube is the new TV, with an ever-increasing number of channels that can teach you how to cook and even take you on a virtual tour of a distant land. Whether it is watching movie trailers or music videos, gaming walkthroughs or cat videos, YouTube is the only place to find it.
9. Lionel Messi
Fans – 88.27 million
We are continuing our list of biggest Facebook groups in 2017 with the Argentine footballer that is known for his intelligent and entertaining gameplay and many sports analysts and enthusiasts rate him as the best in the game. He is compared with all-time greats frequently and has helped his team FC Barcelona win many titles. Messi’s awards and titles are too many to list, but one thing is for certain; he is the leading Argentine footballer and his fans literally worship him, helping him hold down a spot in our large Facebook groups list.
Fans – 90.79 million
The black sheep among rappers is clearly the ‘Rap God’. His career is marked by many hits that portray his emotions and his life. His fans love him for his outspoken honesty and his lyrics, which have also helped ‘Slim Shady’ enter our large Facebook groups list with ease.
7. Real Madrid CF
Fans – 95.91 million
Every football fan loves Real Madrid. Even if you don’t follow football, chances are high that you have heard about this popular club. This top-division Spanish club is a fan favorite all around the world. The club is the home team of Cristiano Ronaldo as well, making its popularity sky-high. Real Madrid t-shirts can be seen everywhere during the season and this signifies the mass popularity of the club.
6. FC Barcelona
Fans – 96.89 million
This Spanish club has one of the biggest Facebook groups in 2017. The second-richest football club in the world, this club has some of the sport’s most popular names playing on its squad, including Messi, Neymar, and Gerard Pique. The star-studded club has 11 Ballon d’Or awards and 7 FIFA World Player of the Year awards to its name, a formidable record at this point. No doubts, fans love the club and follow every post.
5. Vin Diesel
Fans – 101.33 million
The star of the ‘XXX’ and ‘Fast & Furious’ franchises, Diesel has a loyal fan following that loves his action, his style, and his rock hard exterior, all traits which are loved by action movie fans. Diesel was last seen on the big screen in ‘XXX- Xander Cage’, and will be seen next in ‘Fast 8’. Die-hard action movie lovers are plentiful, which makes his page one of the most popular Facebook groups in the U.S.
Fans – 104.48 million
The Colombian singer has one of the biggest Facebook groups with over 1 million members (in fact she has over 100 million). She has a unique voice and dancing style, which keeps her fans entertained. Shakira is a Grammy award-winning singer and her song ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ is still as fresh to her fans as it was years ago. ‘Waka Waka’, her official song for the FIFA World Cup 2010 has more than 1.3 billion views, making it one of the most watched videos on YouTube.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
Fans – 120.29 million
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most popular athletes in the world, and holds a top spot on our list of the 16 biggest Facebook groups in 2017. The Portuguese footballer plays for his national team as well as for Real Madrid. He has won the FIFA Player of the Year award as well as the Ballon d’Or award. His popularity ranks high globally and he is considered one of the best footballers of all time.
Fans – 186.43 million
Millions of people love Facebook that ranks second in our list of biggest Facebook groups in 2017, and actively use the social media platform every day, so why not be part of the Facebook group on Facebook too? Close to 200 million people like the official Facebook page, keeping in touch with the latest news from the company.
1. Facebook for Every Phone
Fans – 498.22 million
This page empowers the use of Facebook, using it not just as a social media website but also as a strong medium of communication. The group propagates the ideas of Facebook becoming a primary communication method to be used by everyone around the world.
That wraps up our list of Facebook groups to join in March 2017. All these groups have high activity levels and fans just love them. With many movie and music launches and breathtaking matches lined up in 2017, these groups will witness even more activity. Connecting with fellow fans and people with similar interests is one of the biggest advantages of Facebook groups. You can like, comment, share and talk with millions of other people who love the same things that you do. The beauty of Facebook is that this communication comes without boundaries. Share your thoughts on our list of the 16 biggest Facebook groups in 2017 in the comments.