In order to ensure that the right people are added in a Group, Facebook has rolled out a feature that allows admins to set up three questions for people requesting to join the Group.
This will give admins the privilege to screen the potential member and make sure the added member does not troll or spam the Group, reported by TechCrunch on Friday.
Screening new membership requests may take up loads of time for admins especially for groups built around focused passions or purpose. With these kind of groups, admins will typically have specific criteria they require before admitting new members. Creating these open-ended questions allows them to quickly review and approve member requests, while people seeking communities of support or shared interest can more quickly connect with others.
Potential members can answer the questions in up to 250 characters each that can be seen by admins and moderators only. This will not be posted on the Group.
So how does the process actually work?
Once the ‘Join’ button has been clicked on a Group, a questionnaire will be asked to fill it out immediately, however, those invited to join will get a notification linked to the form. Applicants will be allowed to edit their answers before they are reviewed.
This new update will give more control to the Group admins, who will be able to create their own questions and decide whom to add in the Group.
Facebook will also be holding its first Communities Summit for Group admins in Chicago in June where it is expected to give out more updates related to Groups.