I was under the impression group membership is voluntary - that you can't add someone to a group, but rather you can invite them.

I want to create a Facebook entity that:

  1. Is open to everyone - everyone can leave or join at will
  2. The only one that can make use X be in the group is an action by user X
  3. Will be accessible to users that aren't signed to Facebook

A group doesn't seem to follow rules 2 and 3. Should I use a Fan page ? Or ... what is the best Facebook entity to capture this?

  • P.S. - also, I can't create a group without other members except myself.
    – ripper234
    Commented Nov 6, 2010 at 10:35

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You don't want a group. You want a page.


Since groups look similar to Facebook Pages, what’s the difference between them?

Groups and Pages serve different purposes on Facebook. Groups are meant to foster group discussion around a particular topic area while Pages allow entities such as public figures and organizations to broadcast information to their fans. Only the authorized representative of the entity can run a Page.

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