In order to ensure that a right person is added in a Group, the social networking giant Facebook has rolled out a trait that lets the admin to set up three questions for people requesting to join the Group.
The all new feature lets admins to monitor the possible member and make sure the added member does not troll or spam the Group, according to TechCrunch. While the screening new membership needs necessitate time and legwork for admins - particularly for groups built around focused passions or purpose. For these groups, admins characteristically have precise criteria they require before admitting new members.
According to a report by Facebook spokesperson, "Establishing these open-ended questions enables them to more quickly review and approve member requests; in turn, people seeking communities of support or shared interest can more quickly connect with others.”
The possible members can answer the questions in up to 250 characters each that can be seen by admins and mediator only, and will not be posted on the Group.
"Users who hit 'Join' on a Group with a questionnaire will be asked to fill it out immediately, while those invited to join will get a notification linked to the form. Applicants can edit their answers until they're reviewed," the report noted.
The all new update gives additional power to the Group admins, who can choose the questions and make a decision whom to add in the Group - something that can lead to productive discussions.
"One of the things that we've seen in online communities, also including offline communities, is that having an engaged and talented leader is one of the key things for making a strong community ... but right now our Groups product hasn't really been built to facilitate the leaders," Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Facebook had said in February.
Well that’s not all, it is also said to be ascertained that more updates related to Groups would be rolled out soon that might define precise roles and permissions of moderators and admins. The giant is holding its first Communities Summit for Group admins in Chicago in June.