How to create a Facebook Group

One of the more interesting aspects of Facebook is the ability to create and join groups. There are groups for everything on the social network, including groups for dating, groups to sell stuff, groups for mothers, and more besides. The thing is, in addition to the open groups, there are closed and secret Facebook groups too.

Creating a Facebook Group is very straightforward. Let’s run through the important steps here:

1. Choose your Facebook Group name and privacy setting
To start, click on “Group” under the “CREATE” section at the bottom of the left sidebar on Facebook.

You can also find the same option under the drop-down menu in the upper-right corner of any Facebook page.

Next, fill out the basic info in the pop-up:

  • Choose a name for your Facebook Group (You can change this later.)
  • Enter the names of friends you want to add or email addresses of the people you want to invite to your Facebook Group (You have to add or invite at least one person.)
  • Select the privacy setting of your Facebook Group (Public, Closed, or Secret)

Here’s a quick overview of the differences between the three privacy options:

For example, a public or closed Facebook Group could be suitable for a community of your customers while a secret Facebook Group could be great for exclusive groups such as VIP customers or beta testers.

If your Group is public it’s also worth noting that anyone can see the posts and comments in your Facebook Group without having to join. If you want to protect the privacy of your members, a closed or secret Facebook Group will be more appropriate.

Once you’ve decided on the privacy options, hit “Create”.

You’ll be prompted to select an icon for your Facebook Group. If you don’t have a preference, Facebook will default to the generic Group icon.

That's it! You've just created your very own Facebook Group.
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