New Features in Facebook Groups

During the discovery that Facebook is going to be using a separate newsfeed for business page posts, there was another announcement that got lost in the shockwave. Have you heard about the new features available for your Facebook groups? Here are some cool new features to help you manage your groups more efficiently.

Welcome Posts
Many admins like to publicly welcome new members to the group and this feature just made it A LOT easier! Admins can now write the welcome post and new members will automatically be tagged. How cool is that?!

Who doesn’t like having a badge? This new feature allows users to easily recognize who the members of the group are, new members and admins.

Member Profiles
This is a new feature that allows you to learn more about fellow group members. This is a new profile view that shows you what you have in common and a list of their posts in the group. It’s a way to encourage building relationships between members!

New Controls for Admins
These are some awesome additions! The Group Insights tool has been enhanced so that it is easy to schedule posts to go out when the most members are engaged in the group (can we get that feature on our business pages, please?!), and more control for admins to manage member comments. Admins can now temporarily turn off a member’s ability to comment and post into the group which gives the admin time to address an issue with a member instead of just removing them from the group. There is also a new feature that will remove a member from all groups you manage in one click.

These are some great enhancements that Facebook implemented from the Communities Summit earlier this year. I think we will see a spike in activity from our groups due to the possible changes in how our business posts from pages go into a separate newsfeed. I foresee groups becoming a more popular and effective way to reach your audience.

For more information on these features, check out Facebook’s Newsroom at

How will you implement these exciting changes into your groups?


Author: Heather

Heather Galaska is an entrepreneur and a social media lover! After several years of successfully marketing an online jewelry business through social media, she began using her expertise to help other small businesses with their online marketing. In 2012, she founded Social Media Maiden. Since then, she has gained a reputation as a local expert and speaker. Heather Galaska is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her poetry has been featured in the International Library of Poetry’s collections, Tranquil Rains of Summer in 1998 and The Dawn of Inspiration in 1999. Her poetry also appears in the collection, Poetic Voices of America by the Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum in the fall of 1999. She also owns In the Heather, a handmade jewelry, and accessory company. Heather is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration after graduating in 2010 with her Associate’s of Arts degree from Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado. Continuing education is very important to Heather and she is always researching the latest updates in the social media industry. This information is a vital part of keeping her clients on the leading edge and competitive online.