How to Create a Facebook Group
When you create a group on Facebook, you’re by default the Group administrator, which means that you write the Group’s information, control its privacy settings, and generally keep it running smoothly. You can also promote other members of the Group to administrators to grant them the same privileges and then they can help you with these responsibilities.
Here are the steps you follow to create a Group:
Click Create Group from the left side menu.
The Create Group box appears.
Enter a Group name into the Group Name field.
Choose something descriptive, if possible, so when you add people to it, they’ll know what they are getting into.
(Optional) Click the arrow next to the Groups Icon (beside the Group Name field) and then click an icon to select it for your Group.
You see a variety of icon options, as shown in the figure above. You may find one that represents your Group perfectly. If you don’t like any of these, or don’t feel like picking, you can always just go with the default silhouette of two people.
Add members by typing their names into the Members field.
At this time, you can add only friends as members. Facebook tries to auto-complete your friends’ names as you type. When you see the name you want, press Enter to select it. You can add any number of friends that you like. If you forget someone, you can always add them later.
Choose the privacy level for your Group.
There are three privacy options for Groups:
Open: Open Groups are entirely available to the public. Anyone can join simply by clicking a join button; anyone can see all the content the Group posts. This type of Group is best for a very public organization that wants to make it easy for people to join and contribute.
Closed: By default, your Group is set to closed. This means that anyone can see the list of members, but only members can see the content posted to the Group by its members. People can request to join the Group, but admins (like you) need to approve that request before they can see Group info.
Secret: Secret Groups are virtually invisible on the site to people who haven’t been added to the Group. No one but members can see the member list and the content posted. But remember, people who have been added to the Group can also add their friends, so if you are protecting state secrets, you might want to find a more secure method.
Congrats, your Group has been created. You can now start sharing!