Want to use Facebook as a business collaboration tool? Even though it is unusual, a Facebook group is a great option for working with other professionals or clients on a project. How does this work? In this video, join author Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to control the privacy of a Facebook group.
- When you're first setting up a group, you're invited to set the privacy level, but you might wanna change this over time. Depending upon as the group evolves, or if you need to open it up to more folks. Lets talk about that process. First up, if you need to add more folks, you can just enter their name here. And this will allow you to invite additional people that you collaborate with into the group. Now, people are automatically added, but if they don't want to participate in the group, they can remove themselves later.
If you want to see all the members on a group, just click, and you'll be able to see who's currently in a group. If somebody has not yet been added, or you've sent them an email request, they'll be added later when they click the accept button. Now, if needed, we can also go in here and change the privacy settings of the group. I'll click on the MORE button here, and choose to edit the group settings. This is where we can go in and do additional changes. Near the bottom, you'll see the ability to change privacy settings, and this will allow you to change how a group is set up.
Do keep in mind, that if the group has less than 5,000 people, you can change the privacy setting at any time. The reason why this is set this way, is so that if a group has gotten very large, and people feel that it's private, you can't suddenly make it public and reveal all of their posts. Now, while we're in this setting here, you'll notice a few additional options. For example, we can change the type of the group; and you'll see here that you can further refine what the group is for.
For example, I'm gonna choose project, and click confirm. We can add a short description, and if needed, we can put some additional tags to help people know the focus of the group. If you want, you can also link to additional pages if they're related, and give this a branding color to stylize the page. If people need to send messages to the group, you can also customize it.
This will allow you to give it a more detailed name. And you'll notice now that we have a specific URL and an email address where people can send messages to the group. Additionally, we can decide under the privacy settings, how people can add things. For example, do we want to allow anyone in the group to post messages, or only administrators? Do we want anyone in the group to be able to add folks, or only administrators and moderators? And do we need permission so posts show up? As you can see here, this really makes it easy to control what's being added.
Let's go ahead and click save here, to store the settings. Now the only other thing we should do while we're at it, is potentially upload a photo, so this is a bit branded. I'll just choose to load a stock image from my collection. But you can use any image that you'd like. And now, the general privacy settings and structure of our group is set up.
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