How to Set up a Facebook Group

How to Set up a Facebook Group

How to Set up a Facebook Group. Now comes the fun part, actually learning how to create your first Facebook group.

This is very easy to do. Log into your Facebook account. If you are not yet on FB, create an account. This only takes a couple of minutes. Once you are in …

  1. Click on the “Home” tab located at the top of any Facebook page.
  2. Scroll down the page, paying attention to the left sidebar. Choose “Create Group”.
  3. Type your group name in the pop-up window that appears. You will have to add a member, and this can be any one of your Facebook connections. Facebook will not allow you to create a group without at least 1 member.
  4. Choose the group type, Public, Closed or Secret.
  5. Click on the “Create Group” button, which will appear in the bottom right corner of your pop-up window.
  6. Another window will appear, providing you an option to choose an icon to represent your group.

2 Very Important Tips

Once you hit 5,000 members you will not be able to change the name of your group. So plan wisely, or remember to make the necessary name change before you hit that impressive hallmark.

Also, using keywords and phrases relevant to your industry or market helps the search engines. They will put your FB group in front of the people that are looking for the products and services you offer.

Congratulations!

You are now the proud owner of your very first Facebook group.

Setting Rules for Your Facebook Group

Without rules, laws and guidelines, the world would be a pretty chaotic place. Human beings are intrinsically designed to crave order and discipline.

How to Keep Your Facebook Group Spam-Free

Because of this, and to keep bad elements and spam from ruining your group, you need to develop a set of rules. You don’t want your group to be super restrictive.

However, unless you tell your members exactly what type of conduct is expected of them, they may unknowingly act inappropriately.

Pin Your Group Guidelines Up Top

How do you make sure everyone knows what is expected of them? You do this by writing a short blurb that tells them exactly what is and is not allowed.

Set clear guidelines in this post, making sure not to sound too stuffy or authoritative. Include something about making sure that everyone has a good time and benefits from the information that you and members provide.

You do this just like you would write any other post or update on Facebook.

Pinned Post Will Always Appear First

Then you “pin” that post so that it will always appear first when anyone logs into your group. Any group admin can pin a post to the top of your Facebook group. This administrator could be you, or someone you appoint.

After you have posted your guidelines, click in the upper right corner of the post and a drop-down menu will appear. Select “Pin Post”.

That’s all you have to do. Now this post will remain at the top of your Facebook group until you decide to pin a different post there.

You can alternately access the “Files” section of your FB group and post a document there. This automatically creates a new post in your group, and you can pin that post.

The benefit of this method is that when anyone clicks upon the rules post, they are taken to a new window which displays the document in a much more readable fashion than a standard post.

What Rules and Guidelines Should You Set?

A recent Google search for the term “Facebook group rules examples” revealed more than 29.9 million results.

Looking up “Facebook group rules template” produces 4 million results. A quick browse through the first page of either of those searches will give you an idea of what regulations to post.

How to Set up a Facebook Group

Just remember to keep things light and casual. Facebook is the largest social media site in the world, the key word here “being social.” Keep this post as short as possible, but direct and easy to understand.

You can figure out what to say by checking other Facebook groups in your industry.

You can also click the link below to get the official FB guidelines for group creation and management.

https://facebook.com/help

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