How To Pause A Facebook Group? [In 2022] (Then Resume It)

One of the newest features of Facebook groups is that now you can pause them. This way you can stop any group activities until you resume the Facebook group.

In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to pause a Facebook group step by step and also explain some related information you have to know when it comes to pausing Facebook groups.

If you prefer to watch a video tutorial on how to pause a Facebook group, check this video out:

Pausing vs deleting a Facebook group

Before showing the actual step-by-step process of pausing a Facebook group, let’s clarify the difference between deleting Facebook groups and pausing Facebook groups.

So if you delete a Facebook group it is an irreversible action that you can’t really take back. All Facebook group members, content, previous posts will be deleted.

On the other hand, pausing a Facebook group can be a temporary action. You can resume the paused Facebook group any time you want.

The main things that will change when you pause a Facebook group:

  • people won’t be able to join the Facebook group
  • members won’t be able to post or comment on any posts.
  • even admins won’t be able to post in the FB group.

However, no members or content will be deleted and people can still see all this content while the Facebook group is paused. And you can unpause the Facebook group any time you wish to do so.

If you want to delete the Facebook group instead, check out this tutorial:

How to pause a Facebook group?

Here is how to pause a Facebook group:

  1. Open the Facebook group
  2. Go to the home page of the FB group
  3. Click on the three dots under the cover photo
  4. Click on ‘Pause group’how to pause a Facebook group
  5. First, you have to select a reason for pausing the group.pausing a facebook group - reasons
  6. Then click on ‘Continue’. Then ‘Continue’ again.
  7. Then you can optionally add an announcement why you are pausing the group.announcement on why you are pausing the Facebook group
  8. You can also optionally set a time when you want to automatically resume the group.
  9. Click on ‘Pause group’

If you are on your mobile phone and want to see how to pause a Facebook group using a mobile phone, check out this tutorial:

What happens when you pause a Facebook group?

As we mentioned when you pause a group, the group members won’t be able to use the Facebook group until it is resumed back.

However, the members of the FB group are still able to see their and other people’s posts and comments without restrictions.

And group admins and moderators can still remove comments or block members and also approve member requests which were initiated before the group was paused.

Can’t pause a Facebook group

If you can’t pause a Facebook group, check if you have the right access level to do so.

Only Facebook group admins are able to pause a Facebook group. You can check out here how to get yourself admin access level:

How to resume a Facebook group?

As pausing a Facebook group is always a temporary thing, you can resume the Facebook group if you wish to do so.

Here is how to resume a Facebook group:

  1. Open the Facebook group
  2. On the home page, click on the ‘Resume’ button under the cover photo.resume Facebook group from being paused
  3. Confirm that you want to resume the Facebook group.

Now, your Facebook group is back to normal, people can join and start posting and commenting again.

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