Setting up a Facebook group for your Business

    You have signed up and now you are wanting to create a Facebook Group but you might be wondering how you do this! 

    To create a group:

    1. From your Facebook home page, go to the Groups section on the left side menu and click ‘Create Group’.

    2. Click + ‘Create New Group’ at the top of the page. A window will appear where you will be able to add a group name. You cannot use SeneGence or LipSense in your group name. Firstly add content (your sponsor will be able to help you with relevant content.) Then click ‘Add members’ and lastly, select the privacy settings for your group.

    3. Click ‘Create’ when you’re done. Once the Facebook Group is created, you will be taken to the group. To get started, click the top right section of the group and select Edit Group Settings. From here you can add a group description, tags, set a group email address and add a group picture.

    How do I add new members to a group?

    To add new members to a group:

    1. Go to the group you want to add members to.

    2. Click Members below the group photo.

    3. Click Add.

    4. Enter the people you want to add and then click their names to add them to the group. You can also add people by entering their name or email address below. ‘Add Members’ can be found in the top right section of the group page. For all types of groups – Public, Closed and Secret – group members can add anyone who’s a friend of someone in the group. Note: If you add people to someone else’s group, a group admin may need to approve the request before they can join.

    How do I edit my notification settings for a group?

    To edit your notification settings for a group, go to a group and click ‘Notifications’ in the top right corner. From here, you can select:

    • All Posts: You will get notifications any time members post in the group.

    • Highlights: You will get notifications for suggested posts and posts from your friends.

    • Friends’ Posts: You will get notifications whenever your friends post.

    • Off: You won’t get notifications when members post. Note: If a group you are in reaches 250 members or more, the notification setting will be set to Highlights by default. This setting can be changed later.

    How do I upload photos or videos to a group?

    To share photos or videos with a group:

    1. Click ‘Add Photo/Video’ at the top of the group.

    2. Pick a sharing option:

    – Upload a Photo/Video lets you select a single file to share.

    -Create Photo Album lets you organize multiple photos in an album to share with the group.

    3. When you’re ready to share, click Post.

    Any member of the group can add photos to a group album. Group photos are only visible to other members, and only group members can be tagged in group photos.

    Group Events

    How do I create an event for a group?

    To create an event for a group you’re in:

    1. Go to a group that you are in.

    2. Click in the top-right corner and select ‘Create Event.’

    3. Fill in the details for your event and click ‘Create.’

    Note: You need to be an admin to create an event for a large public group.

    Can I invite my entire group to an event?

    Depending on the size of your Group, you will either be able invite all members of your group or invite all your friends to the group. To see all events for your group, go to the Events tab at the top of the group. Learn more about the number of people you can invite to an event.

    Group Files and Docs

    How do I add a file to a group?

    To add a file to a group:

    1. Go to a group and click ‘Add File’ at the top.

    2. Click ‘Choose File’ to select a file from your computer or Dropbox.

    3. Choose to say something about your file and then click Post.

    Keep in mind, links to Dropbox files can be shared outside of the group.

    Who can view, upload and download files – does this depends on the group’s privacy settings?

    Please review the Facebook Community Standards to learn more about the specific types of conduct and content they will allow on Facebook.

    To create a group doc:

    1. Click ‘Files’ at the top of your group.

    2. Click + ‘Create Doc’

    3. Format your doc and click ‘Save’

    Keep in mind all members of a group can view and edit a group doc.

    Group Admin Basics

    Using admin tools, Group admins are able to edit their group’s name, privacy, description and other settings.

    How do I change the privacy for a group I’m an administrator for?

    To change the privacy for a group you admin:

    1. Click the top-right corner of your group and select ‘Edit Group Settings’

    2. Next to Privacy, click ‘Change Privacy Settings’ and then choose a new privacy setting.

    3. Click ‘Confirm’ depending on the size of your group, all admins can make specific changes to its privacy. Groups with 5,000 members or more:

    • The privacy of the group can only be changed to a more restrictive setting (ex: Public to Closed, or Closed to Secret). We do this to protect members of these groups from having their posts shared with audiences they didn’t intend to share with.

    • Once the privacy is changed to a more restrictive setting, all admins have 24 hours to change it back. Note: All members of your group will receive a notification when you change the privacy.

    How do I approve who gets added to a group I admin?

    If you’re a group admin, you can choose to approve who joins your group. To turn on membership approval:

    1. Click the top-right corner of your group and select ‘Edit Group Settings’

    2. Next to Membership Approval, select ‘Any member can add members’, but an admin must approve them.

    3. Click ‘Save’ at the bottom.