facebook group settings

Facebook has just announced some changes coming to Facebook Group settings, and they are meant to streamline things for group owners. In the past, group owners have had three choices when setting up a group:

  • Public
  • Closed
  • Secret

Now, they will be simplified into TWO categories:

  • Public
  • Private

This should help with any confusion that group owners have seen, when trying to figure out the difference between “secret” and “closed,” which happened more than you can imagine.

“We’re making this change because we’ve heard from people that they want more clarity about the privacy settings for their groups. Having two privacy settings — public and private — will help make it clearer about who can find the group and see the members and posts that are part of it. We’ve also heard that most people prefer to use the terms “public” and “private” to describe the privacy settings of groups they belong to.”Facebook

Admins can find the new controls in their Facebook group settings today! Remember, the future is PRIVATE (per Zuck, anyway).