You’ve created a Facebook Group – now what do you do to get people to join your group? Send out a Facebook group invite of course!
If you run a Facebook Group, there are three ways you can send out a Facebook Group invite.
Enter their name on Facebook
Send a private message with a link to your Facebook Group
Invite them to your Facebook Group using an email address
Which type of Facebook Group invite do we use?
Depending on the type of group you run, you’ll want to consider which type of invitation is right for your group.
For example, if your Facebook Group is made up of people you’re friends with on Facebook, you’ll want to use the first option.
The downside to using this type of Facebook Group invite is that it’s very impersonal because it doesn’t give you the option to enter a message to that person. Instead, they receive a standard email letting them know that someone has invited them to join a Facebook Group.
If you want a more customizable option, you’ll want to use the second option – sending a private message. This way you can add in your own message so that your invitation is a little more personal for members who you invite.
If your Facebook Group is made up of people you don’t have a personal connection with on Facebook, the third optionis your best bet. This allows you to enter in someone’s email address; however, it doesn’t give you the opportunity to customize the message to people you invite to join the group.
How to invite members to join a Facebook Group?
Now that you’ve selected the type of Facebook Group invite you want to use, follow the instructions in the video below to send a Facebook Group invite.
Did you know, you can change Facebook group privacy settings to open, closed or secret. This allows you to create Facebook Groups to help your business meet various business needs in the process.
Ways to use Facebook Group privacy settings
There are plenty of ways to use Facebook group privacy settings to your advantage. You want to make sure you know how to change Facebook group privacy settings. This way you can control who can and cannot access your Facebook Groups and the information that is shared there.
For example, if you create a Facebook Group for product testers and you only want a select group of people to be a part of that group, you want to make sure you set the Facebook group privacy settings to secret.
So you’re thinking about creating a Facebook Group or a Facebook Page for your business or organization. Before you pick one over the other, be sure you look over our social media smackdown: Facebook Group vs Facebook Page.
We know how difficult it can be to decide on an area of Facebook to use to grow your business or organization. That’s why we break everything down for you and show you what the main differences are between a Facebook Group vs Facebook Page.
This way you can make a more informed decision on which one to use instead of trying one out, finding it doesn’t do what you want to do, and then having to start over.
To help you out, we’ve also created an infographic for you that covers the differences between a Facebook Group and a Facebook Page. This way when you’re ready to decide on which one to use, you’ll have all of the information you need to make decision on which one is right for you.
So which one should you choose, a Facebook Group vs Facebook Page? Let’s find out!
What’s wrong with photo privacy settings for Facebook Groups?
One of the biggest complaints about using Facebook Groups is that it’s difficult to change anything. It’s either on or off, there really is no in-between.
Changing the privacy settings on Facebook Groups should be pretty easy. Unfortunately, because of the disjointed settings menu, it’s not so easy (that’s presumably why you’re here).
For Facebook Groups, that’s an unfortunate thing because while groups are about collaboration, sometimes a group admin needs to be able to control the privacy settings.
For example, how would like it if you spent time creating a great cover photo for your Facebook Group, only to have another member come along and upload a photo that’s offensive or of poor quality?
If it were my Facebook Group, this could get frustrating after a while.
In addition to being difficult to navigate, the instructions to make any changes aren’t clear. Here’s a screenshot of the current privacy settings – no, those don’t control your photo privacy settings in Facebook Groups.
Knowing the right privacy settings on Facebook Groups is important because this is how you’ll control who can see your group, who can join your Facebook Groups, and which members can see updates from your Facebook Groups.
The key thing to remember is that there are three types of privacy settings for Facebook Groups; open, closed, and secret. Here’s a breakdown on the privacy settings that you can use for Facebook Groups.
I’ll be honest – I LOVE my Apple iPad. It’s great for checking emails and of course playing games, watching movies, reading books and magazines and pretty much anything else you want to do.
One thing though that it’s not so good at – browsing the web. What I mean is that while surfing the web works well, there are a few nuisances. For example, have you ever tried to access a website only to be redirected to a mobile version that is missing a feature you need and with no way to get to the desktop version? You would think that heavily trafficked websites would give users the option to choose if they wanted to use the full website or the more restricted mobile website, especially on an iPad. For me, this is unsatisfactory because it limits us in what we can get done from this device.
A second example where browsing the web falls short is when trying to use social networks like Facebook. Plainly put, some features, such as sharing don’t work via Facebook’s mobile app. This also holds true for anyone who uses Facebook Groups and wants to upload individual or multiple photos at a time. It can’t be done – even with any of the photo uploading apps such as PhotoLoader HD – which only upload photos to a profile or a page.
Over the years, I’ve been compiling a master list of helpful Facebook resources. Below is a list of important links to know and bookmark anytime you need Facebook help.
This list of Facebook Help resources covers everything from Facebook Profiles, Facebook Pages, Facebook Groups, Events, Facebook mobile, Facebook Ads, along with a few interesting links for reporting abusive content and more.
Be sure to bookmark this blog post so that you have all of these forms accessible.