As everyone knows, the internet is very public. You can't really hide anything from anyone anymore. Once it's posted, it's out there and people can search for it. If you are one of those people that wants to make a group whether it's for a book club or something that you only want specific people to know about, then a Facebook 'Secret' group is the way to go. A 'Secret' Facebook group is hidden from the world and you're able to get your business done in peace. You don't have to worry about someone searching for your group and finding it as Secret groups are unseen unless they're invited by the creator or member of said group.
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If you already have a group that's on 'Private' or 'Public' and don't want uninvited members to see your group's content, then you will want to change your group's privacy settings to 'Secret'. In order to do this, you must go to the tab that says, 'Edit Group Settings' and switch to 'Secret'. Make sure you click on 'Save' or 'Confirm' to seal the deal! If you don't do this then you may not change it and your group will not be changed to 'Secret'. After you've done this, then when someone who isn't part of the group can search and no information or affiliation of your group will show up. The only way to see that information after you've altered your privacy settings, is if they're a member of the group or they're invited.
Make sure that when you create your group, you select 'Secret Group'.
On Facebook's Help Center, they provide you with different controlled settings for your online group. The table also breaks down who can see what on each different setting so you can pick one that may be best for you. If you are the creator of the group then you must select 'Secret Group' upon creation. This will help you protect your group's exposure and avoid any worry. If you still want to make sure that your group cannot be seen, go to the group's settings or privacy settings and double check that you clicked on 'Secret'. You can also search the name of your group to see if any information pops up and if it does, then you may want to go to the group's settings and alter it's privacy controls.
Wanting to keep things private is okay but you should make sure you're doing it the safe and correct way. Facebook is very public but it's good that they have given you the option to change that to something a bit more secretive. If you aren't sure that you have created a group that is 'Secret', then look at this article and follow the steps! In this case double checking and tracing your steps would be beneficial if you really don't want your group to be seen by everyone or specific people. If you are looking to become apart of a Secret group and are looking to find one, then click here to find out how! There are certain ways to find a Secret group because they are hidden to the public, so looking at creative ways to find them may be the best option for you!
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