All Facebook group functions at a glance!

15/04/2020

Would you like to create a Facebook group ?

Then you are exactly right here.

We have done the research for you and introduce you to all the functions of Facebook groups.

The group name:
If you have a bulky name with a lot of keywords, this can be very helpful in SEO.

The group icon:
The icon can also be helpful to draw attention to your group.

The group type:
Choosing the type of your group is not only helpful for your new member (to understand what it's about), but also to unlock options when you want to set up a sales page, for example.

The Facebook groups description:
The description is only for the information of your members. It is not crucial for the search function.

Places:
Once you've selected a location, people nearby will be more likely to see your group.

Tags:
Tags help users find groups they might want to join. You can select suitable ones from the displayed suggestions.

Apps:
You can install third-party applications in your group, for example for live videos or for automated posting.

Linked pages:
You can connect your group to a Facebook page, company, or person.

Colour:
Facebook extracts a palette of colors from your cover picture, which is displayed to members in the mobile group view. The most important user elements are colored accordingly. This is how you get connected to the group at a glance.

Internet address:
Here you can specify the short version of your URL under which your group will be found (called: Vanity URL). You cannot change them from 5,000 subscribers.

Privacy:
If you don't want everyone to be able to become a member of your group, you can set the administrators in your group to confirm new members first. Possible settings are: public and private.

Hide Facebook groups:
If you don't want non-members to find your group, you can use this function to set it to be hidden.

Badge:
To encourage your members to participate, you can offer badges. You can choose which badges can be earned in your group. This will incentivize your subscribers to get more involved.

Contribution topics:
Categories in which you can enter your contribution. This way, members can find what they're looking for faster and members know what your group is about.

Areas:
Mentoring: Members of your group can offer their expertise to other members. The offers are collected in a list and members looking for help can look at the list of what is offered and then connect with suitable offers and members if necessary.

Social learning lessons: This function is actually like a regular group, only administrators can arrange the articles in lessons and change their order. This is particularly suitable for imparting knowledge in courses. Members can click that they have read a post and thus inform the administrator about their interaction with a post. Administrators can access insights about interactions with lessons.

Instant Games:
Group members can play games in the group and send invitations.

Confirmation from members:
Here you can choose whether all members can confirm other members (if the group is not open to the public) or only administrators and moderators.

Pre-confirmation from members:
Here you can select groups or pages whose members are automatically confirmed as members of your group. This is how you save time.

Membership requests from your Facebook group:
To get to know or select potential members better, you can ask them up to three questions that they must answer to ask for membership. Only the administrators and moderators can see the answers.

Automatic approval of members:
Here you can specify which conditions must be fulfilled by members so that they are automatically accepted.

Membership requests from Facebook pages:
Here you can decide whether Facebook pages can become members of your group.

Authorization to post:
Can all members post something in your group or only the administrators?

Confirmation of contribution:
If you want a group contribution to be approved by you before publication, you can select it here.

Breaking news:
This new feature allows you to quickly notify members of rule violations if they do not adhere to the defined group rules. Here you choose which rules the member has violated.

Approving trusted members to post:
As mentioned, you can choose to have member posts approved by you before posting. If there are some members in your group that you consider to be particularly trustworthy, you can set them up to post without you first approving their contributions.

Announcements:
With the new announcement tool, up to ten posts from you can appear as news at the top of the page.

Regulate:
There is an area where you can integrate your group rules and which members can call up again and again.

Watch party:
Videos that you post in the group can be watched live by the group members. The video is running and users can only watch in this real time.

Planning meetings:
As with a normal event on Facebook, you can plan a meeting in the group with the other members. To do this, click on the "Plan meeting" button, select the place and date and everyone who wants to take part in the event must click on "take part" beforehand

Support nonprofit organization:
You can choose from a list of organizations that you support, encouraging others to help (financially) that organization, or to direct their attention to the issue.

Group insights:
The Insights allow you to review the following three metrics and download them as data:

  1. New members of the last 28 days (the last two years are traceable).
  2. The number of posts, comments and interactions in the last 28 days.
  3. The most active people in your group in the last 28 days.

Post formatting:
As an administrator and as a member, you can choose the font of your announcements and insert bullet points to make them stand out and make them stand out from the other posts.

Collaborations:
There will be a number of new features for collaborating with other group companies.

Mute members:
In addition to the friendly warnings, you can also choose whether you want to mute certain members for a limited period (for 12 hours to 7 days). As already described, you can inform the individual members about the rule violation.

Customer support for admins:
Facebook now supports group administrators in the event of difficulties. If you had to wait a long time to get help, Facebook group administrators promise help within one working day for technical problems.

Tutorials:
These tutorials are also part of Facebook's help for administrators. These are 5-minute online courses from Facebook to successfully build a business page and groups.

Do you have any questions about Facebook groups?  Then please put it in the comments.

STAY TUNED <3
Peter