When joining a group, whether private or public, your Facebook friends might see that you’ve joined it. Some groups are secret and can’t be searched for, in which case a qualifying group member has to invite you. Leaving a group will not notify the other members.
Can your friends see when you join a group on Facebook?
If it’s an open group, no. It shows up on your profile under Groups and in the activity stream of your friends. If it’s closed, then it shows up on your activity feed only and not in the Groups section of your profile. If it’s secret, then it doesn’t show up anywhere where you friends can see.
What happens when you join a private group on Facebook?
Similar to the previous privacy settings for closed and secret groups, only the members of the private groups have access to what’s happening inside the group. That is, only they can post in the group and view other posts. The thing that separated them was the search visibility.
Is it safe to join groups on Facebook?
You don’t have to choose between participating in Facebook groups and keeping your personal information private. The same security settings that Facebook offers on personal Timelines apply to groups.
Can I join a group on Facebook privately?
To join a closed group you have to be approved by an administrator or invited by a current member. Secret groups offer the same level of privacy as closed groups under a cloak of invisibility. No one can search for secret groups or request to join them. The only way to get in is to know someone who can invite you.
How do I hide the groups I’m in on Facebook?
Tap in the top right of Facebook, then scroll down to Groups and select your group.
- Tap More, then select View Group Info.
- Tap Edit Group Settings.
- Below Hide Group select Visible or Hidden.
- Tap Save.
Should my Facebook group be public or private?
If your answer to that is “yes“, you need to set it your Facebook Group privacy settings to Public; as members won’t be able to share if Private. Tip: many businesses create groups to help promote their business (whether directly or indirectly), in which case Public is for you.
Who can see private Facebook groups?
There are 2 privacy settings for Facebook groups: Public: anyone on or off Facebook can see who’s in the group and what they post. Private: only members can see who’s in the group and what they post.
What is the difference between a closed group and a private group on Facebook?
Closed groups, which only let current members view group content and see who else is in the group, will now be labeled as private but visible groups. Secret groups, which are hidden from search, but still require an invitation to join, will be changed to a private and hidden group.
Can you see what private groups someone is in on Facebook?
Open the Facebook mobile app and sign into your account. Tap the 3 bars in the upper right corner and then tap the Groups button. Tap Discover at the top of the Groups screen. Scroll down to the Friend’s Groups section (you may have to scroll far) and tap See All .
Can Facebook groups see your posts?
Your group posts will still be published on your Timeline, but they will only be seen by other members of that closed group. In other words, your Facebook friends who aren’t also members of that group (and members of the public at large) won’t be able to see the posts you make in a closed group.