Facebook does not provide a way to have groups that anyone can join instantly. Someone already in the group must add them, or they can request approval from a group admin.
The likely reason for not providing this is that it would attract spammers. Old-style open groups had spam problems and they did not even have the new group notification or chat options....
You can't prevent people from adding you to groups - you can only leave a group once added.
See this Facebook article
Can I prevent people from adding me to a new group?
The functionality of approving a group
membership is not available. Similar
to being tagged in a photo, you can
only be added to a group by one of
your friends. When a ...
The group you are posting in must be a Closed Group.
Closed: For Closed groups, everyone on Facebook can see the group name
and members, but only group members can see posts in the group. Unless
you're added to the group by another member, you'll need to ask to
join. You'll become a member when your request is approved.
Stories from open ...
Currently there is no way to disable this feature - a lot of people are in the same boat as you and want the ability to turn on and off the 'seen by' feature however I dont believe Facebook will ever do so.
I use the same type of group for my Fraternity's page on Facebook. We need to let members know information that is going on, and some of which can't be seen by others (especially uninitiated members :D).
The following is a screenshot a setting under "Edit Group" (you can get to this by going to the group page, then clicking on the button at the top right of ...
If you join a secret Facebook group your presence on the group is unknown and posts on the group are only visible to others in the group.
A closed group however only limits who can see the posts. Who is a member is public.
Either ask the group to switch to Secret or don't join.
In your notes on a Page you can go to Notes. When you get there click create. Write what you wish to. you can also Copy And Paste in the Note you are making. This also works the same way on a Group Page only you will click on files at the top of the page instead of Notes.
You can access using Graph API. However you will need some access token with enough privileges to read the group stream.
"name": "Tiana Ellis",
Instructions from Facebook on how to send messages to entire group.
How do I send a message to everyone in my group?
Any group member or admin can make posts in a group using the options at the top of the group. When a post is made, members are notified on Facebook and by email, and they can respond with comments. Members can change their ...
There is no way to access a group without a Facebook account.
To read a Group, you need:
any valid access_token if the group is public (i.e. the group's privacy setting is OPEN)
user_groups permission for a user's non-public groups
friends_groups permission for a user's friend's non-public groups
The specific rules regarding groups and ...
As of January 2016:
It seems that at some point recently, the Facebook article quoted by AlvaroFG was edited ("about a month ago") and now reports that the cut-off number is 5,000. If you still are under 5,000 members you should be able to change.
It's because that's how Facebook have designed Facebook Groups.
It should only happen in Groups; people can't force you to "like" a page.
(If you have liked a page that you didn't actually click "like" on, then it's either caused by a misplaced click when using the mobile app/website, or else it's caused ...
Can also confirm that a direct link to the secret group does work! A re-request is submitted and an admin is required to approve the request to re-join. But it is NOT necessary to change the status of the group from secret to closed or open.
To obtain a working link go to group's home page and copy the URL from the address bar—will look something like https:...
My friend left my group. How can I send a second invitation?
Unfortunately, you will not be able to send a second group invitation to the same friend. The person will have to request to join the group again.
That's from Facebook Help, so my best suggestion is to make it open (or even closed, since one can ask to join a closed group) and let this take ...
You should report the situation to Facebook as soon as possible.
See this page, which recommends
Report Abusive or Offensive Content
Tell us about any content that violates the Facebook Terms. The most efficient way to report abuse is to do it right where it occurs on Facebook, using the “Report” link near the post, profile or Page.
In most cases, ...
The group needs to be private (closed or secret), otherwise they publish updates.
Something you can do, which I know isn't ideal, is to delete from your time-line the publication of the group update. Of course, if one of your friends just refreshed his stream before you got a chance to delete it, they might see it but it's better than nothing.
Sorry, you cannot change the privacy setting to open if the group already has 250 members or more.
Unless all members agree it's generally disrespectful to make a group open that was previously secret, since some of the members may have never joined or posted content if they knew it would be visible to ...
It's not possible to convert a page into a group or the reverse. Below is the quote from the Group -> Page help on Facebook and gives good advice on how to do it manually.
According to this Facebook Help
It is currently not possible to convert Facebook groups into Pages. We recommend that you create a Page and notify your group members about it. Note ...
You can click on Edit Sections (as explained in Facebook Help) and unclick the Groups item in order to hide it from your About section.
However, as stated in that Edit Sections area:
If you hide a section, individual stories can still appear on your timeline, in News Feed and elsewhere on Facebook.
It seems that it is not possible to totally hide your ...
No, it is not possible to backdate a Facebook post without the little clock icon indicating that you've done so. That shows the edit history. That is Facebook feature which tell the audience what was the original post and when/what edited later. To remove that little clock icon you can repost the post and delete the original one.
I don't see any direct way to remove a friend from suggestion list, But you can unfollow a friend (remain friends) to not get notification and to not see their name in suggestion list at top.
Note that unfollowing a friend will not show their activity on your timeline.
You can unfollow any of your friend at anytime, they will not get notified.
Go to http://www.facebook.com/groups/GROUPNAME/edit/ or click on the wrench button in the top right of your group's page & then click on Edit Group
In the section Posting Permissions (the last one), select Only administrators can post to the group.
You'll have to ask the friend to request an invite back into the group. Once they leave, they burn the invitation from the first attempt and you can no longer add the same person.
My friend left my group. How can I send a second invitation?
Unfortunately, you will not be able to send a second group invitation to the same friend. The person will have ...
I haven't tested this, but since the new lists feature, you are able to share your statuses with different groups of people.
When I share something, how do I choose who can see it?
Before you post, look at the audience selector. Use the dropdown menu to choose who you want to share a post with.
Custom (Includes specific groups, friend ...
You can use a wallflux of your group: http://www.wallflux.com
Wall Flux, the tool which helps you to export Facebook Page and Group Walls to RSS 2.0 feeds.
Due to privacy settings, Wall Flux does not work out of the box for closed Facebook Groups. But with a small action from your side (adding us to your closed group) you can access the Wall Flux-...