You can automatically add any of your friends without the hassle of waiting for their decision.
Isn’t that brilliant? Now the decision to add your friends solely belong to you only. Of course they can leave the group later. This solves the problem of fence-sitters.
So what can you do with it?
As everybody knows Facebook is not exactly private. Whatever you write on your status update, everyone can see it.
And their privacy controls are buried deep down inside. Not many users know how to access and configure it.
With Facebook Groups you can limit your status updates only to close friends or relatives.
For example you can create groups for:
- A football team,
- A class group,
- A hobby group,
- A sales team group.……
This is how you create the new groups.
Log in to you account in Facebook. Once logged in key in or click this address: http://www.facebook.com/groups
Do take note that Facebook Groups have not been fully implemented. If you go to your profile and create Groups, it will be for the old Groups.
Now click on “Create Groups”. A Facebook window will then pop-out.
Here you key in your ‘Group Name’, then add members (your friends) that you want to include in. This step is optional. You can just create the group first and add your friends later.
Next, you set the level of privacy. It has 3 stages:
- Open — Members and content are public.
- Closed — Members are public, content is private.
- Secret — Members and content are private.
For ‘Open’ and ‘Close’, other people can see your group and request to join in. For ‘Secret’, only members can invite others. It will not be seen by anyone else.
You can also choose your default icon for the group. Just click on the drop-down arrow at the ‘Group Name’.
Once you’re satisfied, click ‘Create’.
Congrats, you have just created your Groups Page.
Here is where you can post, share a link, upload photos and videos.
You can also organize events specifically for your group only and you can write a doc. It can be about anything, your group recent meeting, or what’s next, whatever.
Everything here is limited to only those friends that you added to the group. And your friends can also invite their friends that share the same common interest.
Since you created the group, you are automatically the admin for the group.
You can ‘Edit Group’
This is where you can edit your Group Page. You can edit your ‘Basic Information’, upload a ‘Profile Picture’ for the group, set the group email address and manage your members.
Since you are the admin, you can kick out those that you don’t want to be in the group. For example, a member that always posting spam links or regularly posting stuff not related to the group.
You can also appoint another friend as an admin. Bear in mind, that she will have the same power as you, and could boot you out of the group.
For the group email, you can use that email address to email to the group. What happens is that email message will appear in members’ news feed. Though I’m not very sure what else it does.
You can ‘Edit Settings’.
Here you can set your notifications by email.
So, have fun creating a Group and automatically add your friends to your group.