If you want to get the benefits of another Facebook group type, you can easily change it, fortunately.
In this Facebook group tutorial, we are going to show you how to change the type of your Facebook group. We are also going to explain why you should consider changing the Facebook group category and how to modify the Facebook group privacy type.
If you prefer to watch a video on how to change the Facebook group, check this out:
Without further ado, let’s dive in.
How to change a Facebook group type to something else?
Here is how to change a Facebook group type:
- Open the Facebook group
- Click on ‘Settings’ on the left column
- Under Customize group, look for the ‘Group type’ section
- Click on the pencil icon
- Select the Facebook group type you want to change to.
- Click on ‘Save’
Now, your Facebook group type has been changed and you can use the features that are exclusively available for your chosen group type.
Why you should change your Facebook group category?
Facebook group categories or group types can be important as you can access certain Facebook group features when you choose a specific group type.
For instance, in a Social Learning group type, group admins can create Guides in the group and track the progress of members.
In a Job Facebook group, members can create job offers easily by using a template where they can specify salary, hours and location of a specific job.
You can learn more about these Facebook group types and what features you will get access to in these Facebook group tutorials:
- Facebook Group Types Explained
- Buy and Sell Facebook group type
- Social Learning Facebook group type
Can’t change Facebook group type
In most cases, you should be able to change the type of your Facebook group. But keep in mind that only Facebook group admins can change the Facebook group type.
So if you only have Facebook group moderator access, you won’t be able to change the Facebook group type.
Also, as we mentioned in the general Facebook group types tutorial, there are some Facebook group types that have been deprecated. You cannot change your Facebook group type to these categories anymore.
How to change Facebook group privacy type?
Besides modifying the Facebook group type, you can also change the Facebook group privacy type. However, only if you have a public Facebook group can you convert it to a private Facebook group.
You can learn more about the process in this tutorial: