How do I manage chats in a Facebook group I admin?

Chats in groups will no longer be available starting June 24, 2022. Until then, anyone in the group can download chat messages they’ve sent over the last 90 days with the Download Your Information tool.
As a group admin or moderator, you can choose:
  • Whether or not to allow chats in your group
  • Who can create chats: only admins and moderators, or anyone in the group
  • To require admin approval before a member creates a new chat
Note that chat is only available in some countries and groups.
To allow chats in your 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 Add Features in the left menu.
  3. Click See all next to Post formats.
  4. Click Add next to Chats.
To not allow chats in your 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 Added to group, click edit next to Chats.
  4. Click Remove.
To allow anyone to create chats in the 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 Added to group, click edit next to Chats.
  4. Select Anyone in the group.
To allow only admins and moderators to create chats in the 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 Added to group, click edit next to Chats.
  4. Select Only admins and moderators.
To require admin approval before a member creates a new chat:
  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 Added to group, click edit next to Chats.
  4. Select Approve all member-created chats.
Learn more about creating and deleting group chats.
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