Facebook launches new tools for Group Admins
During its first-ever Facebook Communities Summit in Chicago, the social media giant has announced new features to help group admins support their communities on Facebook.
Below are the new features that Facebook is adding:
Group Insights: group admins have told us consistently that having a better understanding of what’s going on in their groups would help them make decisions on how to best support their members. Now, with Group Insights, they’ll be able to see real-time metrics around growth, engagement and membership — such as the number of posts and times that members are most engaged.
Membership request filtering: we also hear from admins that admitting new members is one of the most time-consuming things they do. So, we added a way for them to sort and filter membership requests on common categories like gender and location, and then accept or decline all at once.
Removed member clean-up: to help keep their communities safe from bad actors, group admins can now remove a person and the content they’ve created within the group, including posts, comments and other people added to the group, in one step.
Scheduled posts: group admins and moderators can create and conveniently schedule posts on a specific day and time.
Group to group linking: we’re beginning to test group-to-group linking, which allows group admins to recommend similar or related groups to their members. This is just the beginning of ways that we’re helping bring communities and sub-communities closer together.
According to Facebook, more than 1 billion people around the world use Groups, and more than 100 million people are members of “meaningful groups.”