Should Facebook groups be private or public?

Public groups can’t be hidden, and they’re a good option if you want to prioritize quantity in terms of group members. If you want to scale fast and it doesn’t really matter who joins, this option can work. In most cases, however, private Facebook groups are going to be the best bet for businesses.

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.

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.

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.

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Are private Facebook groups monitored?

Facebook reminds the private groups that they are being watched as well. Even if the group is closed or private on Facebook, it doesn’t mean that it can hide its content from the company. Facebook is monitoring each and every activity of the users in all types of groups.

Can Facebook friends see what private groups you join?

Quick Facts About Facebook Groups

When joining a group, whether private or public, your Facebook friends might see that you’ve joined it. Some groups are secret and can’t be searched for, in which case a qualifying group member has to invite you.

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.

How do private Facebook 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 post in a private group on Facebook?

Tap in the top right of Facebook, then scroll down to Groups and select your group. Tap Write something… then tap Photo or Video. Choose a photo or video from your phone’s library, then tap Done. Write an optional caption and then tap Post.

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