May 22, 2017
There’s always that one individual that manages to finagle his or her way into a Facebook group just to troll. But Facebook is putting a stop to that. Just recently, it was announced that Facebook Groups can now screen potential new members when they request to join a group page.
With the new Group questionnaire feature, admins can require new members to answer up to three questions to determine whether they are a good match for the group.
How It Works
Group admins can access an option that allows them to ask pending members questions located under the page’s settings. With a maximum of three questions and a 250-character limit for each response, the questionnaire pops up immediately when a user requests to join a group. If, however, the admin invites a user to join, the individual is notified with a link to the questionnaire.
What This Means For Facebook Users
Whether a community or a company forum, Facebook Groups can now foster a safer and more productive online environment with this new screening feature. Additionally, it eliminates the extra steps of having to send a friend request or a private message that admins may inadvertently overlook.
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