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In last week’s post repeating my view on Facebook Groups, I didn’t mention a fairly new tool that group admins have; an option to ask up to three questions to prospective members. It’s found under Manage Groups -> Edit Group Settings, and the option looks as follows:
When you click “Ask questions”, you get this dialog box:
Now, this is certainly a useful tool; it lets me as an admin communicate with prospective members, without the need to use Messenger. I used it to great effect in one group, and am looking into applying the lessons in other groups.
Useful though it is, it is not a good solution to the problem I highlighted last week. It requires an active change on the part of the group admin. While I certainly value how the groups I control are perceived, this is not always be the case, and it doesn’t actually address my original objection.