How to create a Facebook group

What is a Facebook Group?

Groups are meant to be a close circle of individuals who share and keep in touch on Facebook.
People tend to make them around things like:
Topics Books (think of it sort of a book club) Their business (sort of like an “insider’s club”) To sell things locally Exclusive membership site Support groups.
There is no “Wrong” topic for a group. It all depends on you.

How to create a Facebook group.

1. Find “Add Group”. From your “home page” on Facebook head to the Explore – groups section on the left side menu and click on, “Groups.”

2. Click “Create group”. You’ll be taken to a page that displays the choice to make a group as well as showing you some.
Pending invitations favorites your groups you manage.
To begin the process of making a group, click “Create Group” within the upper right hand corner.
Facebook additionally offers an alternate way to create a new group.
Right of your name and the notifications bell within the right hand corner, click on the drop down and opt for, “Create Group.”
Once you select that option, a lightbox will open where you’ll be able to begin to add your Facebook group details.

3. Name your group. The first thing you would like to do is give your group a name. The first thing you would like to do is give your group a name — I’m naming my group “Scott Secret Group”.
This name may be whatever you would like and you can change it later. However try and create the group name memorable and searchable — thus people can notice it.

4. Add Members. Facebook does something odd here — and out of order, in my opinion. You’re actually needed to add a minimum of one friend to the group before you can create it.  So in order to create your group, you’ll have to add a minimum of one friend to the group.

5. Select Privacy Setting. You’ll now have to decide what privacy setting you wish your group to have.
This is probably the most vital selection you’ll make whereas making your group — as there are some limits to changing down the road.
If you have fewer than 5000 members you’ll be able to change the settings as you see work.
But as soon as your groups grows to over 5000 members, you’ll be able to only change an Open group to Closed or Secret — and a Closed group to Secret.
You won’t be able to change the privacy once more after this.
There can be confusion concerning what privacy setting a group ought to have — Open, Closed or Secret.
It’s fairly self-explanatory as seen above.

6. Click “create”. After you select your privacy setting, click the “Create” button.

7. Add Your cover Image. Facebook will now offer you the choice to add your inventive graphic for your header or cover image.
This is fully up to you and should be aligned along with your current brand or the theme of your group.
But if you’ve created several groups or have multiple groups in your favorites, you’ll want to choose a picture that differentiates each of them.
Keep in mind: the size for this cover image is completely different from those on your personal Timeline or business Page.
You want to use 1640 x 856 pixels for your group cover image.

8. Complete “About” Section. Your about section is vital for two reasons:
Gives prospective members a thought what your group is about can display any “rules” you may have about the group.
So fill it out as you see work — seeing as this is your group.

9. Edit group Settings. Next you’ll need to edit the group settings.
You do this by clicking on the “More” tab and then clicking “Edit group Settings”:
Once on the edit page, you’ll have many options to change:
Group Name; Group type; Description; Tags; Locations; Linked Pages; Privacy Settings; Membership Approval — do you want to let anyone add members or should solely you be in a position to? Set a group Address — Here you’ll have an opportunity to give the group a custom address as well as an email address where people could email the group directly. Change your Description; Change Posting Permissions — Here you can decide if only admins can post or if members can also Post Approval — you can require that all posts be approved by an admin before going live.
Once you’re done and pleased with the settings, click “Save”.

Your group is prepared to go!
You’ve currently successfully created a Facebook Group! Congrats!
Now you can post updates within the groups — and so can members (if you’ve allowed it).

A Few group features to point out.

  • Notifications – As an admin you should probably turn the notifications on to receive all updates once anyone posts — just in case somebody spams the group & you wish to respond quickly;
  • Messages/Chat- one of the good things about groups is you can initiate a group chat/message with either all members of a group or choose members. This is especially helpful after you have an announcement to make or have to quickly collaborate on an item/issue;
  • Events – A feature most likely not used often enough in groups is Events. Within the group you can create events that only members can see & respond to. Just click on the “Events” tab to the left and then “Create Event” & the lightbox below will load to form your event;
  • Files – within groups you can share files of any kind as well as create Documents which group members can add to & collaborate on.

Think of this as your own little workspace inside Facebook — or maybe a replacement for apps like Basecamp or Dropbox.

About the Author