Facebook has announced that it is making a number of changes to Facebook groups privacy settings, the company is also looking more actively moderate bad content.
The company is changing its closed and secret groups to public and private and also adding in more tools to give group admins more controls.
With two clear options, this new privacy model is much more intuitive. Public groups allow anyone to see who’s in the group and everything that’s shared there. With private groups, only members can see who else is in the group and what they’ve posted.
We also heard that people wanted more control over how their groups can be discovered. So now admins will be able to clearly choose whether or not the group can be found in search and other places. By separating the privacy settings for posts and group membership from the overall discoverability of the group, it is easier for admins to understand and manage their group privacy settings, and also easier for members to know important information like who can find the group.
You can find out more information about all of the changes coming to Facebook Groups over at Facebook at the link below.