How to Share Documents in a Facebook Group - dummies

How to Share Documents in a Facebook Group

By Jamie Crager, Scott Ayres, Melanie Nelson, Daniel Herndon, Jesse Stay

Members of a Facebook group can create and share documents within the group. Documents can be edited by any member of the group at any time. Group members may find this to be a valuable tool for a number of reasons. You may want to use the documents feature in groups, for example, when you’re

  • Collaborating on a list of items to bring to an event.

  • Working together to write a plan for your business or organization.

  • Collecting pictures with a narrative of a recent trip that members of the group took together.

To create a group document, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Files tab below the group cover image.

    You see two buttons on the top right: Create Doc and Upload File.

  2. Click Create Doc.

  3. Type a title for your document.

  4. In the large text box, type your document.

    Documents have basic formatting options, including bold and italic text, numbered lists, and bulleted lists.

  5. When you’ve finished typing and formatting your document, click the Save button to save your changes and publish the document to the group.

Group members will see a preview of the document as they would any update in the group’s news feed. Click the Continue Reading link to see the full document. When a member clicks the Files link, a page appears displaying the title of each document. The member can then click a title to view the full document.

To edit the document, a member just clicks the Edit button in the top-right corner. Members can comment below documents as well. Only group admins can delete a document; to do that, just click the Delete link.