A Facebook Group is a feature within Facebook where users can come together to share content, thoughts and opinions. A business may choose to use a Facebook Group to create a space for like-minded individuals to converse. Whether it’s a public or private group, it keeps the conversation separate from those with friends and family on the news feed and, as admin, can be monitored and policed where needed.
Facebook Groups can be utilised by businesses as a platform for:
There are several reasons why you might feel the need to delete your Facebook Group. This could be down to your personal time limitations or perhaps you don’t feel like it’s being utilised anymore. Your business may have taken a new direction or you’ve found that it’s just not adding any value.
Before you admit defeat and delete a Facebook Group, there are some easy changes you could make to give your Facebook Group a new lease of life. Have you considered adding a new admin to ease the responsibility or encouraging your members to share and engage again? Rather than deleting the Group completely, you may just need to freshen things up! Think of what’s changeable in your Group Settings and see what you can change for a ‘quick win’.
Firstly, be considerate and let your Group members know that you are going to delete the group. They may well have some final exchanges to make or need to save some of the previously shared content. You never know, one of your members may wish to take on the responsibility and you could discover your next admin!
Unfortunately, what comes next is quite a manual and time-consuming process if you have a Facebook Group with a large number of members.
1. Within your news feed, click ‘Groups’ on the left menu and select your Group. If you have several Groups, be careful to ensure you select the correct Group that you want to delete.
2. Click ‘Members’ on the left.
3. Click next to each member’s name and select ‘Remove from Group’ and then ‘Confirm’.
4. Once you’ve removed all of the other members, select ‘Leave Group’ next to your name. Click ‘Leave’ and ‘Delete’.
Make sure you are completely certain that deleting your Facebook Group is the right decision for your business. If you’re not completely certain, consider all of your options or tweaks outlined above, such as archiving, and go from there. It might be worth archiving for a couple of months whilst you make up your mind for certain and, if you realise not having the Facebook Group is right for you, delete it then.
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