Facebook’s new tools help build supportive Groups

The new tools are all aimed at making Facebook Groups a better place to be. A welcome post helps new members feel valued and appreciated from the first login to a specific community. Badges let you show your support and identify with your favorite community groups, while member profiles could help everyone get to know each other better. “Now, when group members click on another person’s name they will be directed to a group-specific profile,” Facebook said in a blog post, “based on publicly-available information like things they may share in common and a feed of that person’s activity in the group.”

If you’re an admin, Facebook knows it takes time to moderate groups so that everyone feels safe and supported. The new admin-specific tools let moderators remind members of the rules of conduct, temporarily turn off a member’s ability to post or comment and even remove members who violate these rules with a click. The new tips can help you figure out when to schedule posts as well as things to add, like location tags, to make your group even more useful to members. “We’ve learned so much from working with group admins already,” said Facebook, “and this is just the beginning. There’s a lot more work to be done and we look forward to continue building the tools they need to bring the world closer together.”

social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit from https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/26/facebooks-new-tools-help-build-supportive-groups/