Facebook Groups and Applications

Why Create a Group on Facebook

You can create a Group on Facebook yourself and attract like minded people to your favourite interests.

The advantage to this is that you get to be the boss of Facebook Groups that you have set up. You are the creator of this Group and you make the rules.

It is up to you who can join and what they can post. You are in control as the Moderator.

I would recommend that you keep one interest for each group.

How to use Facebook Groups
How to use Facebook Groups

How To Create a Group on Facebook

If you want to create your own Facebook Group to attract like minded people to a certain subject then follow these easy step by step instructions.

  • Open up your Facebook Homepage
  • On the left of your homepage you will see the heading 'Groups' .
  • Click on the 'Create Group' link
  • Now look on the top of this page and click 'Create New Group'
  • You will see a box where you can add your Facebook Group Name,

Think carefully about this name - I would advise you make it as short as you can while also letting the search engines online know what it is about. Use Keywords so when people use Facebook Groups Search they can find you.

  • Add members to the Group here from your 'Friends' list.
  • Set your Privacy Settings too.
  • Click 'Create'

You have now Successfully Created a Group on Facebook

How To Edit your Group

  • Go to the top right hand side of your Group Page.
  • Click on 'Edit Group Settings'

It is important that you fill in the details with Keywords in mind. If you want people to join this Facebook Group you will need to include keywords so that your group comes up in the Facebook Groups Search engines.

Facebook Group Description

  • Add a description of what this group is about. Think about what you would type in to the search engine if you were looking for it.
  • Add relevant tags. These are shorter sentences or just one word descriptions separated by a comma.
  • Create a new email account just for your new group.
  • Add that email address here.
  • Finally add an engaging photo to go on the top of your Facebook Homepage Group.

Facebook Groups

How to Join Facebook Groups

If you want to join most of these groups you just have to click on the 'Join' button on the top right of their Homepage.

Some Facebook groups are closed to new members but there is usually lots more groups on any given subject.

You can then join any of these groups you wish to and participate in the topic discussions with like minded people.

Do a search by typing in the hobby or interest you wish to join with other people who share this interest.

Could be Facebook games, painting, writing or fishing.

There are many Facebook Support Groups

Health issues such as cancer, autism and depression groups etc are plenty.

Other popular groups include social common interest such as look for a partner, singles getting together.

The list is infinite and you will have a lot of fun searching for the issues and interest that you like.

Joining Facebook and using their applications

If you want to join the largest social networking site in the world and enjoy these popular applications on Facebook then sign up by registering a free account with them.

Take a look at all the features above that are available to you from your Facebook account. There are so many great things you can do if you join free.

You will be one of over 700 millions users who are glad they decided to join. Use the applications that you prefer and start to enjoy the Facebook experience for yourself.

  • Play Games
  • Send private and group emails
  • Write Comments on the wall
  • Upload Photos and share with your friends
  • Comment and share your thoughts of your and other family photos and videos
  • There are numerous other applications too

Facebook Applications are free and easy to use
Facebook Applications are free and easy to use

How to Sign Up and Use Applications on Facebook

Facebook is the fastest social networking site on the internet.

Have you signed up yet? Over 700 million people have!

Below I describe in detail how to sign up to Facebook if you are not already a member.

It is free to join and a great way to keep in touch with family and friends.

You more than likely are a member of this social networking site but do you use all its brilliant free appliations? They are easy to use once someone shows you how.

Do you know

  • How to send emails to your friends.
  • How to write comments on The Wall.
  • How to upload photos and videos to your homepage.
  • How to send an email to a group of friends.
  • How to play the free games
  • How to join a specific group or even start your own

All these applications are explained below.

How To Join Facebook

Once registration is complete the user just has to login to their account in order to use and enjoy all these great free things.

Below is a short explanation of some of the more popular applications on Facebook and their best features.

Facebook Games

There are numerous free games you can play right now!

Farmville, Pet Society and the free poker games are very popular.

Playing these games is an enjoyable pastime where you can interact with other players.

Facebook email

Once you have set up your email address it is extremely easy to send emails through Facebook whenever you want.

  • Just go to the Messages Application on the left of your Facebook page.
  • You will be given a choice of all the emails belonging to your Friends.
  • Write and send. Whenever you receive a reply Facebook will alert you.
  • There is also a facility in email application where you can send the same email just once to multiple friends.
  • Group your friends in a network of say personal best friends, work mates, casual friends.
  • Then depending on the content of the email you just have to bring up the list and send one email to all.

Facebook Wall

Want to send a message to ALL your friends and family at once.

The Wall application on your own page allows you to post a public message so all can see.

Facebook Photos

Sharing all your photos with friends and family could not be easier with the Photos application.

They can be uploaded on to your Facebook page and sorted into albums.

Even if family and friends live abroad they have instant access to photos of celebrations and family gatherings.

Facebook Comments

Once you add your photos, videos and announcements on to the Wall you can communicate with the other members of your Facebook community.

The comments application allows all your friends and family to make a public comment on any of your posts.

Other members can reply to these.

So a public conversation can be conducted with that one announcement.

Farmville game on Facebook
Farmville game on Facebook

Facebook Games

The Games application is becoming extremely popular with millions of users.

The games are varied and many.

They cater for all ages and interests. And they are FREE.

Dedicated groups have been set up just for fans of each game.

There are thousands and thousands of members in each.

Some of the Many Games Available Free

  • MMA Pro Fighter, Mafia Wars,
  • MindJolt, Texas HoldEm Poker
  • FishVille, Happy Aquarium,
  • FarmTown, Pet Society
  • Name Analyzer, Me to You,
  • Jungle Jewels, Treetopia,
  • FarmVille, Bejeweled Blitz,
  • Bubble Popp

You will find your favourite and will be able to enjoy hours of fun.

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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

The video, "What Facebook is For" is priceless, viking. Thank you for sharing.


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

I know lol it is sooo funny. There are 2 other videos i have seen on YouTube about Facebook that are just as funny but haven't found them yet. Will post them when I do. Thanks for reading and your comment drbj


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zsobig 6 years ago from United Kingdom

I don't know whether you know this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SgkfghupFE

It is a Soutpark-episode (in fact only some scenes from the episode - I haven't find the 2 part-long video) about facebook, and it is hilarious!

It tells us the truth - I tell you this even if I love FB and farmville :)


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Thanks for sharing this video Zsobig


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Thanks again Zsobig for the link to the video, I have attached it to the hub, it was so funny but true,


robert koech 5 years ago

When you want to invites friends in FB your request cannot be send and you are blocked for some days. Why is this so?


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viking305 5 years ago from Ireland Author

Hello everyone and thanks for reading and your comments.

robert koech: Facebook does this when they think you have sent too many friend requests at a time. They block you for a few days and then you can send more requests.

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