Over the years, Facebook has evolved into a community for communities. There are several communities (groups) currently existing within Facebook. As part of its effort to make the work of group admins seamless, Facebook has launched new tools for group admins.
The new updates for group admins are designed to make Facebook groups safer and allow efficient management by their admins.
Here are the new group admin tools;
The admin support tools, which is one of the new tools, is a dedicated place for Facebook admins to report an issue or ask a question and get a response from Facebook. This feature can be found within admin tools, and is currently available to a limited number of group admins on iOS and Android in English and Spanish.
Online admin education resources
The online admin education resources is an online destination tool to help Facebook group admins learn more on how to keep their communities safe and engaged. The platform includes tutorials, product demos, and case studies which are all drawn from the experiences and expertise of other admins’ work.
New features for group rules
This is entirely a new group rule, which allows group admins or moderators to remove a post that violates the rules of their community. The tool also notifies the member with details on which group rule they broke. In addition, group admins and moderators will also be to add notes in their admin activity log when they remove a such post.
Previously, group admins had to spend a lot of time to monitor and approve posts on groups, especially closed groups. The newly introduced Preapproved members tools will allow group admins and moderators to be able to select members whose content will automatically be approved every time they post. This will considerably save them time to focus on connecting with their members and other activities in their groups.
Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California, in the United States. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his Harvard College roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The founders had initially limited the website’s membership to Harvard students, but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities and later to high-school students. Its name comes from the face book directories often given to American university students.