Facebook has recently added the ability for pages to join groups. When I enter a group as myself, I'm presented with the choice join the group as one of my pages. However, the choice is just for a few of my pages and not for all of them. Why is that?
It seems it took a few years to fix it, but it was fixed nonetheless. It seems pages of certain type can no longer be blocked.
The new flow is much more confusing though:
- Enter the Group and see the Join button.
- Manually switch to a Page.
- If the Join button is clickable you can join the group.
The confusing part is there's no indication a Page can join too. You have to manually switch to the Page to even try. So far I encountered Groups that block Pages in general, but no longer only certain types of Pages.
Groups may designate whether they allow "Pages" to join, or only "Members". The difference being that if you are applying to join as yourself, or as a fan page/business page/etc.
If the group does not allow Pages to become members then this option will not even show up.
According to Facebook this is due to Pages abusing their group memberships by spamming the groups members.