Facebook is striving to make good on Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to build community by improving admin tools for Facebook Groups.
There has always been the ability for one individual find his or her way into a Facebook group deviously to troll. In the future its not going to be so easy as Facebook is putting a stop to that. They have announced that Facebook Groups can now screen potential new members when they request to join a group page.
A new feature known as the Group Questionnaire allows admins to ask new members answer up to three questions to decide whether they are a good match for the group.
How It Works
Group admins can now find an option called “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 instantly when a user requests to join a group. If on the other hand, the admin decides to invite a user to join, the individual is notified with a link to the questionnaire.
Additionally, only admins for the Group can view answers to the questionnaire. Potential members can update their responses until the admin evaluates them.
What This Means For Facebook Users
Whether a community or a company forum, Facebook Groups can now encourage a safer and more productive online environment with this new screening feature. Additionally, it reduces the extra steps of having to send a friend request or private message that admins may accidentally overlook.