How to Create Facebook Groups

Facebook groups allow you to further connect with friends on your network, creating a close-knit social network within the larger Web site. You can join any group on your network or create your own. From pets to football to computer programming, you can create a group on any topic that interests you.

Things You'll Need

  • Facebook account
  • Computer with Internet access
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  1. Create a Facebook Group

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      Start by logging in to Facebook using the email address you registered with (see Resources below).

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      Follow the "My Groups" link. You can browse through your current groups or look for new ones to join from this page.

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      Click the "Create a Group"' button if you do not see any groups you want to join. You can create a group for just about anything (see the Facebook Terms of Service for limitations).

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      Fill in the form. Only the group name, description and type are required, but you will want to at least set the privacy level to one you are comfortable with. When you are finished, click the "Create Group" link.

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      Upload a photo that represents your group. The file size limit is 4MB.

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      Choose your officers by clicking the "Officers" tab. Don't forget to make yourself an officer. You can create any position you want.

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      Edit the details of your group at any time on the "Group Info" tab. Keep the basic information up to date.

    Promote Your Group

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      Click on "My Groups" when logged in to Facebook. Then click "Edit Group" to invite more members.

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      Go to the "Members" tab. You can choose to invite your Facebook friends to join your group by simply marking the check boxes by their name. You can also invite non-Facebook friends to join your group by adding their email address.

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      Import emails from your Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, Gmail or MSN address book to quickly invite several friends at once.

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      Turn on your forums from the "Edit Group Profile" page. To gain more members, your group will need to offer something, so get the discussions started.

Tips & Warnings

  • Set your group's privacy level. You can allow only your friends or people in your network to join or you can create a global group that everyone can join.

  • The Facebook help section is a good place to look for more tips creating groups (see Resources below).

  • Never post your password or personal information on a group's forum. Many groups include people who are not your friends on Facebook.

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