We just informed you about Facebook download information feature which let you keep a backup of your Facebook data and now it’s time for another great feature from Facebook which is known as group. Groups and Facebook fan pages are always a part of Facebook and people have been using this for long but this time group feature is completely revamped and let you create a forum, discussion group among selected people. In this post, I will give you a walk through of New Facebook group and will also give a tutorial on how you can create Facebook group for your organization, business or for community.
From an end user perspective the idea is to share status updates, images, videos among certain people in your friend list and you can select those friends while creating a group. I will tell you how to create this new group below but before that lets talk about possibilities and features that we bloggers can use for marketing needs.
How many of you are a part of secret bloggers group and secret IM group for various activities like sharing ideas, discussions, tweet share and so on. Using this new Facebook group feature, you can create a secret group on Facebook which will give access to only invited people and no one else can see what’s going inside. So in short this Facebook group gives you the flexibility to run your own mini world inside Facebook.
Here is an official video explaining Facebook group:
Step by step tutorial to create Facebook group for your community:
Facebook group helps us to create community in Facebook & to Create a new Facebook group, Head over to group page and click on create Facebook group.
Now give a name to this group and select people whom you want to be a part of this group and you can start communicating instantly.
You have an option to set privacy level for the group, like you can keep it open, secret and so on.
Facebook New Group Wall:
New group wall looks like a normal Facebook wall. On the right hand side you see all the members of group, link to leave the group and have group chat with member of the group. When you click on chat group, you will be chatting with whole group. So if you wish to have a group chat on Facebook, create a Facebook group and start chatting.
Group notification settings:
One feature which any one can misuse here is by inviting anyone to a group. You create a group and invited all your friends and your friend will get a notification. Spammers can take advantage of this feature to spam your profile. You have an option to leave the group in this case, but if you are a part of group and you like the conversation but don’t want to keep getting notification about the updates in that group, you can always click on edit notification link at top right and change settings :
Over all I like this idea of group thing as facebook is giving enough space for end user and people who are using Facebook for social media marketing.
Just in case if you move to any other page and trying to figure out way to your facebook group, click on group link on the left sidebar of your Facebook profile and you will see a list of group you are member of or created by you.
Do let us know what do you think about this Facebook group feature? How important and useful it’s going to be for everyone? Do you think any more practical use of this group feature for Internet marketer and blogger on Facebook?