A great way to engage new Facebook group members is to create a Facebook Group welcome post for new members who have just joined.
In this Facebook group tutorial, we are going to explain how to create a welcome post for new members in a Facebook group and how to get the best out of them.
Without further ado, let’s dive in.
What are Facebook group welcome posts?
A Facebook group welcome post is a special type of Facebook group post that you can create to welcome Facebook group members who have joined the Facebook group recently.
You will be able to welcome new Facebook group members who joined the Facebook group in the last seven days.
You can tag these new members in the post automatically up to 300 group members. Because of this, these posts will get a higher reach for new members so you should strive to get the most value out of this Facebook group welcome post.
How to create a welcome post for a Facebook group?
It is really easy to create a welcome post in a Facebook group:
- Open the Facebook group
- Click on the ‘Members’ tab under the cover photo
- Click on ‘Write Welcome Post’ on the right.
- You will be able to add any welcome message to the post.
- Click on ‘Post’.
You can also check out this video tutorial on Facebook group welcome posts here:
How to tag new members in a Facebook welcome group post?
Fortunately, Facebook built in this tagging feature to welcome posts, so you don’t have to tag new members as when you create a welcome post, new members will be tagged automatically.
How to welcome new members to Facebook Groups?
As these new members will be tagged in the Facebook group post, these Facebook group welcome posts will generally have a higher reach.
For this reason, it is important to craft a great Facebook group welcome message.
Encourage new members’ engagement
First, this is a great opportunity to get engagement from these new users. If you manage to encourage new members to either like or comment on the Facebook group welcome post, the Facebook algorithm will get the feedback that this person is interested in this Facebook group.
Then the algorithm is more likely to show the Facebook group posts in these engaged members’ Facebook news feed.
Promote your offer or group features
Whether you are selling a product or service or just building a great Facebook group community, you should also definitely promote that stuff.
So if you have a free product, e-book, or anything you give away for an email address, promote that in the welcome post.
If you want just people to engage with the group, maybe direct them to the Facebook group guides you have created.
Can’t create a Facebook group welcome posts
Here are the most common issues that are preventing you from creating a welcome post for a Facebook group:
- You have to be a Facebook group admin to be able to create a welcome post in a Facebook group. Group moderators can’t create welcome posts.
- You can only create a welcome post for new members who have joined in the last 7 days. So if no new members have joined the Facebook group, you can’t really create a welcome post in a Facebook group.