Public groups are just what they sound like: public. Anyone can see the group’s name, location, member list, and posts, and the group can show up in anyone’s searches or News Feed. Anyone can add themselves as a member without any invite or approval.
Can friends see posts in public groups?
The content shared in Public groups is visible to anyone on and off Facebook, and the member list is visible to anyone on Facebook. With these changes, it is more likely that more people will see, and may interact with, the content posted to Public Groups. This includes people who may not be members of the group.
Can you post on Facebook groups without friends seeing?
You don’t have the ability to prevent one member from seeing posts in a Group. I would recommend starting a Group Chat from your Group and making sure you deselect the person you would like to exclude.
Why do I see public group posts on Facebook?
Recommended groups will also show up in the group tab if Facebook deems them relevant to people’s interests. Additionally, public group posts will start showing up in search results outside of Facebook, effectively giving them more reach and a much larger audience.
How do I stop seeing posts from public groups on Facebook?
To stop seeing posts from the groups you’re a member of, go to that group’s page, and click on More options. Then select the Unfollow group option from the dropdown menu. You’ll still remain a member of that group; it’s just that you will no longer see any group posts on your feed.
Are Facebook private groups really private?
Anyone on Facebook can see who belongs to public groups and content that is shared in those groups. For private groups, only members can see who belongs and what they have posted. By default, groups that had been secret will now be private and hidden, and groups that were closed will now be private and visible.
Can my friends see what private groups I’m in on Facebook?
When joining a group, whether private or public, your Facebook friends might see that you’ve joined it. Some groups are secret and can’t be searched for, in which case a qualifying group member has to invite you. Leaving a group will not notify the other members.
Do all my Facebook friends see my posts?
Each user post on Facebook is seen by an average 35% of the user’s friends, according to a comprehensive recent study led by Stanford University researcher Michael Bernstein, who collaborated with three Facebook data scientists. Facebook changed the algorithm determining what posts show up in your News Feed this week.