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

New public groups experience
In the new public groups experience, 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 new public groups and about membership preapprovals.
Private groups and public groups not yet on the new experience
If you're an admin of a private group or a public group that hasn't transitioned to the new public groups experience, 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.
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 News Feed, click Groups in the left menu and select your group. If you don't see Groups, click See More.
  2. Click 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 News 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 News 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 allow or not allow invitations with a link to your private hidden group:
  1. From your News Feed, click Groups in the left menu and select your group. If you don't see Groups, click See More.
  2. Click 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 News 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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