Do you manage a Facebook group? If so, you could benefit from using Facebook management tools. From switching on notifications to removing problematic members, there are lots of benefits to using the tools – and the main benefit is that you don’t have to do as much work!
Here are four tips to help you better manage your Facebook group.
Set up a questionnaire for pending members
If you want to make sure you only get legitimate member requests, you can set up pending questions for anyone who requests to join your group; for example, if you run a local group, you could ask “Do you live in the area?”.
You can set up to three questions for members to answer, with all new members having to answer the questions for you to review before they can join. If you want to do this, all you need to do is click the button with three dots below the cover photo and then click ‘manage group’. Once you have done this, click ‘member requests’ and you will be able to set up some member questions.
Remove annoying members
If you have problems with members spamming your group or posting negative comments, you can remove them using the ‘members’ button. This means that all the posts in your group will be relevant and positive and there will be no spam posts! It can also be useful to download membership management software from a provider such as https://www.ofec.co.uk/web-and-software-development-services/membership-management-systems.aspx if you run groups outside Facebook.
Filter new requests
Over one billion people use Facebook, so some groups get a lot of member requests! If you are struggling to stay on top of your requests, don’t worry – you can filter them using Facebook management tools. This means you don’t have to delete as many spam requests. You can do this under the ‘manage group’ button.
Switch on notifications
You can switch on notifications about both posts and member requests, which makes it easier for you to keep track of things. This is because you will be notified every time a post is made, so you can check that it meets your rules and regulations. It also means that you will be able to accept new members as quickly as possible, so your group can keep growing!