Facebook group names are quite important for optimizing your group for Facebook search.
So if you might think that you need to change the name of a Facebook group, here is our easy Facebook group guide on how to do that.
If you prefer to watch a video tutorial on how to change the Facebook group name, check this out:
Can you change the name of Facebook groups?
Yes, it is possible to change the name of a Facebook group any time you want.
And actually, changing the Facebook group name is worth the consideration. A better, more Facebook search optimized Facebook group name is more likely to be shown up in Facebook search.
Secondly, a more descriptive Facebook group name helps you “convert people” to join your Facebook group. The Facebook algorithm likes recommending Facebook groups to users as it helps increase the engagement of Facebook users. So people are more likely to act on these recommendations if you have a Facebook group name that makes sense.
How to change a group name on Facebook page?
Here is how to change a Facebook group name:
- Open the Facebook group
- Click on ‘Settings’ on the left
- Click on the ‘Pencil’ icon on the ‘Name and Description’ section.
- Rename the name of the Facebook Group.
- Then click on the ‘Save’ button.
That’s it. Your Facebook group name has been updated.
It’s also a great hack to change your Facebook Group name to get some attention. As when you change the name of the Facebook group, people get a notification about it.
Can’t change the name of a Facebook group
There are some limitations related to Facebook group name changes that you need to keep in mind.
First, it is quite obvious, but only Facebook group admins are able to change the name of the Facebook group. So if you don’t have admin access in the group, then you won’t even see the option to change the Facebook group name.
Secondly, once your Facebook group grows to a certain size, Facebook might no longer allow changing the Facebook group name. This name change restriction starts at 5000 members.
Last but not least, if you have changed the name of the Facebook group, you and other admins won’t be able to change the group name for 28 days.
How to come up with a great Facebook group name?
As we have mentioned, a very important aspect of growing a Facebook group is by choosing a descriptive but still brandable Facebook group name.
So when you want to create a new Facebook group and need to come up with a group name or want to change the Facebook group name, here is the approach we would take.
First, you need to have the main keyword in your Facebook group name. As we said, this is extremely important for Facebook search optimization benefits.
So let’s say, you are running or want to start a group about email marketing. Then definitely include email marketing in the group name.
Then to make the Facebook Group name more memorable and brandable, add one or two more words next to it. So, some ideas I have just come up with off the top of my head:
- Email Marketing Mastery
- Email Marketing Lab
- Email Marketing Expert
- Making Money with Email Marketing
- Crushing Email Marketing
Facebook Group Customization options
Besides changing your Facebook group name, also consider optimizing the following aspects of your Facebook group:
- customized Facebook group URL
- a very attractive Facebook group cover photo
Click on the links to access our tutorial on these topics.