A Facebook group is a page created for an organization or business to promote activities. Therefore, users can join the group and post their thoughts and ideas and as well interact through discussion threads. Furthermore, Facebook groups were the main way for business to bring users together and have discussions for many years.
Particularly, its a great platform if you are looking for a way to keep in touch with a small group of friends. Like a book club or clothes designer team. Rather than sharing with each friend separately, you could use a Facebook group. However, it is easy to join an existing group or create your own. Basically, groups makes it easy for users to share with one another. For example, members of a group can:
- Plan future events and meetings
- Therefore, users can share posts and photos with other members
- Also, notify others about upcoming events
Types of Facebook Groups
- Open: Any one can view the group, it`s members and their posts.
- Closed: Any one can view the group and it`s members, but only members can see group posts.
- Secret: only members can see the group or any of its information. People who are not members won`t even be able to see that the group exists.
To join Facebook group
- Go to the search bar at the top right of the page.
- Enter some keywords for the group you are looking for then tap Search.
- Tap More and select Groups to search for groups.
- Tap Join next to the group you want to join.
Depending on the group`s settings, you may have to wait for the group admin to approve your request.
If you can`t find the group you are searching for, it may be a secret group. Secret groups won`t appear on search results.
How to leave a Facebook group
- From your news Feed Menu then tap Groups and select the group you want to leave.
- Scroll down and tap Info then tap Leave Group.
When you leave:
- Members won`t be notified when you leave.
- You are removed from the member list and the group will be removed from your list of groups.
- You will no longer get group notification.
How many groups you can join?
Basically, you can join up to 6,000 groups. Once you reach this limit, you will need to leave some groups before you can join new ones.
Ways Facebook suggests groups for you to join
Particularly, Facebook suggest groups I think you might like to join based on the following factors:
- pages you `ve liked.
- Public or closed groups your friends are members of.
- Also, public or closed groups similar to other groups you are member of.
- Groups that are in your neighborhood or near you.
How to Choose what you are Notified about in a Facebook Group
- From your News Feed tap Menu then tap Groups and select your group
- Scroll down and tap Info then tap Edit Notification Settings.
- Select your settings:
- All posts: you`ll get notifications anytime members post in the group.
- Highlights: Therefore, users will get notification from members post on the group.
- Friends posts: you`ll get notification whenever your friends posts.
- Off: you won`t get notifications when members post.
Note: when you join a Facebook group, its notification setting will be set to Highlights by default.
How to post to Facebook Groups
- Tap Menu then tap Groups and select your group.
- Below writes something…tap…More.
From here you can:
- Post an update.
- Tag friends.
- Also, add location.
- Tap the camera icon and take or update a photo.
How to share photos or videos to a Facebook group
Sharing photos and videos on a Facebook group is easier than most users think. Users just have to make sure they have their photo or video is saved to their camera roll. Therefore, to do this read the below steps.
- From your News Feed tap Menu then tap Groups and select your group.
- Tap photo at the top of your group and select your photo
- After choosing your photo, write an optional caption and then tap post.
Any member of a group can adds photos to a group album. Although some groups admin can make restrictions to posting on the group.
How to sell something in a Facebook buy and sell group
Particularly, you can sell things in Facebook groups that have the buy and sell on groups features turned on. Therefore you must be an admin of the group to turn the buy and sell group feature on.
So, to sell something in a Facebook buy and sell group follow the steps below.
- Tap Groups and select the buy and sell group you`d like to sell something in.
- Tap What are you selling? At the top of the group.
- Enter the info about the thing you` re selling and then tap post.
Note that, items like weapons, drugs, animals, counterfeits are not allowed for sale. Also, other items that infringes intellectual property rights aren’t allowed in buy and sell groups or market place.
Benefits of Facebook Group
- Therefore, it helps Facebook users socialize around any topic or community.
- Drives focused attention to a call to action.
- Also, it receive immediate feedback from polls.
- Announce offers [business wise].
- Build trust by providing values.