Frequent question: What is the difference between a closed group and a private group on Facebook?

Closed groups, which only let current members view group content and see who else is in the group, will now be labeled as private but visible groups. Secret groups, which are hidden from search, but still require an invitation to join, will be changed to a private and hidden group.

What does a private Facebook group mean?

There are 2 privacy settings for Facebook groups: Public: anyone on or off Facebook can see who’s in the group and what they post. Private: only members can see who’s in the group and what they post.

What does a closed group on Facebook mean?

A Closed group’s name, description, and member list are not at all “closed,” but are publicly visible. Closed groups may even show up in a search publicly.

Should I make my Facebook group public or private?

In most cases, however, private Facebook groups are going to be the best bet for businesses. They allow you to control the quality of the group, and many members are more likely to be invested and more open in closed, exclusive groups.

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Can my friends see my private groups on Facebook?

For private groups, only members can see who belongs and what they have posted. By default, groups that had been secret will now be private and hidden, and groups that were closed will now be private and visible. Public groups will remain public and visible.

Is a private Facebook groups really private?

A Secret Facebook group is a private group which is completely hidden from non members. Only members of the group can find it, and new members can only be added at the invite of current members, admins, or moderators. Nobody outside the group will be aware of its existence, and nobody can apply to join.

How do Facebook private groups work?

Secret groups offer the same level of privacy as closed groups under a cloak of invisibility. No one can search for secret groups or request to join them. The only way to get in is to know someone who can invite you. Everything shared in a secret group is visible only to its members.

How do I manage a private group on Facebook?

Click the three dots button below your group’s cover photo and select Manage Group. Under Reported to Admin, view members who have been reported to the admin or flagged by other members, and members who have been reported to Facebook as violating community standards.

How do I make a closed Facebook group private?

How to Setup a Closed Group From your Page

  1. Login to Facebook.
  2. Click the “Groups” tab on the left menu of the Home Page.
  3. Select the green button “Create Group” at the top right corner.
  4. Type a name for your Group in the text-box.
  5. Type the names of your friends to be added to the group.
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Why are some Facebook groups private?

Groups will now be labeled either “Public” or “Private.” That means that groups that were previously “Closed” or “Secret” will now share the designation of “Private,” meaning that only members of the group can see who’s in the group or what has been posted.

Can I share posts from a private group?

Posts in closed groups exclude the “share” option to prevent you from sharing another member’s private information which is never appropriate to do. That said, You can share external (public) content – such as might be cross-posted from a blog or a news bureau – despite the lack of a share option.

What is the difference between public and private group?

Public groups are listed in the public directory of groups, and any member of the community can join the group without seeking approval from the group owners. All content in private groups is hidden from the public and is viewable only by members of that group.

How do I change my group privacy from private to public?

Open your Facebook Group and click the three little dots just below the cover photo. From the dropdown, select Edit Group Settings. Scroll down until you see Privacy then click Change Privacy Settings. Select the new Privacy setting you want and click Confirm.

How do I stop the public from seeing my Facebook groups?

The only way to prevent your Facebook friends (and even the public at large) from seeing the posts you make in a Facebook group is to ask a group admin to change the group’s privacy level from Public to either Closed or Secret.

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