Everyone on Belletristica can found a new group and start inviting others into it. People usually form groups because they enjoy similar things or just want to hang out together.
Founding or joining groups offers some benefits. For example, every group automatically gets its own chat channel, which is only accessible to its members. Also, with the coming "Atrium" update, groups will also get access to their very own subforum.
Moreover, all groups have their own profile, similar to user profiles, complete with profile picture and and title image. When visitors view the group profile, they can only see the group's profile text and a few general stats (like number of members or when the group was founded). Visitors also have the option to join the group, or apply for membership, depending on the group's policy on new members. Members of a group
For its members, the group's profile also offers a tab for internal information like rules and announcements, as well as a tab which lists all current members. Instead of the "join" or "apply" button, members will see a link to the group's chat.