With so much activity on Facebook and the application of Facebook’s algorithm to what appears in your newsfeed, it is hard to keep up-to-date with those things that are most important to you. Facebook Groups are being used more and more these days as a communication tool, but it is easy to lose track of the activity if you are not visiting them regularly.
That’s why I recommend setting up Facebook Notification for groups where you wish to monitor activity closely. Professionally, they could be those groups that you manage or any that are key to your business activities, such as a group where your customers regularly hang out and ask questions that are aligned with the products or services that you offer.
I have a private Facebook Group as an add-on member benefit for people undertaking my Social Media Success or FB Business Success NOW! online training programs. It is imperative that I am able to respond to these groups in a timely manner in order to provide high speed responsiveness. I achieve this by setting up Facebook Notifications for this group. That way, I get to see any activity in that group whenever I am using Facebook on either a desktop or mobile device.
Facebook Notifications For Groups
You can set Facebook Notifications for groups for either:
- All posts;
- Friends’ Posts; or
- Turn them off completely
You do this by clicking on “Notifications” in the top right hand corner of the Group and then selecting which notifications you would like to be advised of.
I usually set to be notified of “Friends’ Posts” in those groups that are highly active that I have a lot of friends in. That seems to bring down the noise level a bit. However, I set the groups I manage to “All Posts” as I need to be able to respond to everyone in a timely manner, as well as moderate content as appropriate.
Add Group To Favourites
I also recommend adding those groups that you are most interested in to your “Favourites” so that they are easier to find as required. This also allows another method of monitoring activity, as Facebook displays the number for new posts alongside the group name in your Favourites menu on your desktop.
You can set Groups as Favourites by clicking on the three dots at the bottom left of the cover image and selecting “Add To Favourites” from the drop down menu that appears.
What other Facebook notifications have you got set up? Tell us about them in the comments below.