How do I manage membership for a Facebook group I admin?

Public groups
In public groups, people can become members without admin approval, and visitors (people who aren’t members) can post and comment if admins allow.
You can choose to approve members and visitors as participants before they publish a post or comment for the first time. Once someone is approved as a participant, you can still require admin approval of their future posts.
Learn how to approve participants and manage posts in public groups and about membership preapprovals.
Private groups
If you're an admin of a private group, you can choose to turn on membership approval for your group. This means admins or moderators will have to approve membership requests before someone can join the group.
To make approving members easier, you can use Admin Assist to automatically approve or decline membership requests by setting up criteria such as automatically approving people who answered the membership questions or automatically declining people with new accounts.
If you’re an admin of a private hidden group, you can choose to allow people to invite new members to your group with a link. If you allow invitations with a link, you can choose who can invite with a link — anyone in the group, only admins, or admins and moderators — and you can disable active links.
To turn on membership approval:
  1. From your Feed, click Groups in the left menu and select your group. If you don't see Groups, click See more.
  2. Click Group Settings in the left menu.
  3. Below Manage Membership, click next to Who Can Approve Member Requests.
  4. Click Only admins and moderators then click Save.
You can set up membership questions to help you decide whether or not to approve a member.
To set up membership questions:
  1. From your Feed, click Groups in the left menu and select your group. If you don't see Groups, click See more.
  2. Click Membership Questions below People in the left menu.
  3. Click Add Question to add your first question, or Create to add a new question.
  4. Next to Group Rules, click to ask members to agree to the Group Rules.
To approve or decline members:
  1. From your Feed, click Groups in the left menu and select your group. If you don't see Groups, click See more.
  2. Click Member Requests below People in the left menu.
  3. You can then:
    • Approve or Decline each request.
    • Approve All or Decline All.
  4. To leave feedback for someone you declined, click more next to their request, then select Decline with feedback. When you send feedback, it will say that the feedback came from “an admin,” but it won’t disclose your name.
To automatically approve or decline membership requests with Admin Assist:
  1. From your Feed, click Groups in the left menu and select your group. If you don't see Groups, click See more.
  2. Click Admin Assist in the left menu.
  3. Below Manage people, click Add next to Approve member request if and/or Decline member request if.
  4. Select criteria.
  5. Click Apply criteria.
Admin Assist will only automatically approve a member request if all criteria are met. If a request meets both sets of criteria for approving and declining a request, the request will be approved.
To allow or not allow invitations with a link to your private hidden group:
  1. From your Feed, click Groups in the left menu and select your group. If you don't see Groups, click See more.
  2. Click Group Settings in the left menu.
  3. Below Set Up Group, click next to Invite with link.
  4. Click next to Invite with link to allow or not allow invitations with a link.
  5. If you allow invitations with a link, select who can invite with a link: Only admins, Admins and moderators or Anyone in the group.
  6. Click Save.
To turn off an active link:
  1. From your Feed, click Groups in the left menu and select your group. If you don't see Groups, click See more.
  2. Click more at the top right.
  3. Select Share.
  4. Select Turn off link, then Turn Off to confirm.
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