ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Create a Facebook Group For Your Business

Updated on June 18, 2018
viking305 profile image

L.M. Reid is an Irish writer who has published many articles in magazines and online.

How to Create a Facebook Group

  1. Open up your Facebook Homepage
  2. On the left of your homepage you will see the heading 'Groups' .
  3. Click on the 'Create Group' link
  4. Now look on the top of this page and click 'Create New Group'
  5. 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.

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

You have now successfully created a group on Facebook

How To Edit

  1. Go to the top right hand side of your Group Page.
  2. 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.

Group Description

  1. 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.
  2. Add relevant tags. These are shorter sentences or just one word descriptions separated by a comma.
  3. Create a new email account just for your new group.
  4. Add that email address here.
  5. Finally add an engaging photo to go on the top of your Facebook Homepage Group.

How To Create a Facebook Group

Easy step by step instructions so you can create your own Facebook group. .

You can attract like minded people to your favourite interests and use it as a marketing tool to advertise a business. .

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

Creating & Managing a Facebook Group

How to Join Others

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.

Support

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.

Facebook Groups
Facebook Groups | Source

Using 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

How to Sign Up and Use Applications

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.

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.

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.

Email

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • viking305 profile imageAUTHOR

      L M Reid 

      7 weeks ago from Ireland

      Hello Dale, glad to be able to help. Facebook groups are very handy.

    • GetitScene profile image

      Dale Anderson 

      2 months ago from The High Seas

      Good refresher for me. I am about to create a group for the community that we have our house in. For some reason the extremely high HOA fees we pay to the property management company are not enough to include a message board on the multiple websites that they host 'for us'.....

    • viking305 profile imageAUTHOR

      L M Reid 

      7 years ago from Ireland

      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.

    • profile image

      robert koech 

      7 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?

    • viking305 profile imageAUTHOR

      L M Reid 

      8 years ago from Ireland

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

    • viking305 profile imageAUTHOR

      L M Reid 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      Thanks for sharing this video Zsobig

    • zsobig profile image

      Sophie 

      8 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 :)

    • viking305 profile imageAUTHOR

      L M Reid 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      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

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

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

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)