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Whether you run a Facebook group or are a member of one, understanding the invites process is an important one. You may need to know how to find group invites on Facebook, add someone to a group or even what it means when you have to interact with content after being invited.
Whatever the query around Facebook invites, let’s dive in and cover it.
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How to see group invites on Facebook
The main place to see group notifications is amongst the other notifications you receive on your Facebook account or on the app. You can open the invite to take a look and decide if you want to be a part of the group or not.
Once you have accepted the group invitation, then you can go to the ‘groups’ section on your left-hand menu and here is more information about your groups. In this section you will find a few areas:
- Suggested for you – groups you aren’t a part of, but Facebook thinks you might be interested in
- Categories – effectively groups of groups to help look for one in a specific area
- Friends groups – groups that your friends are members of but that you aren’t
- Popular near you – location based groups
- More suggestions – a range of other groups based on your existing ones (this one just seems to keep going if you scroll!)
On the left-hand menu, there are a couple of other features. There’s groups you manage (if you have any) and groups you’re in. There’s also the option to create a group here as well as discover more.
New Facebook version
On the new Facebook layout, there are two places to see group invites. The first is similar to the old place where there’s a side menu with the groups option in it. You’ll probably need to click the arrow to open it up far enough to see it.
The other place is along the top menu. Shows how important groups now are! There are a series of icons there and the end one takes you to the new group section.
Once you are in the section, there’s a few options! For starters, on the side menu you can see any groups you run. Below this are groups you are a member of and if you have pinned any, these show at the top. I think you can still pin around 10 things and these show on your main page under the menu.
The middle of the screen covers some suggested groups based on what you already interact with. Then there’s a feed of content from your groups. This doesn’t seem to be chronological so I think the algorithm is at work somewhere here.
If you select the ‘Discover’ option above, there’s also more suggested groups. These include local groups, group categories and friend’s groups. Because we all need more groups!
How to invite someone to a Facebook group
When it comes to inviting someone to a Facebook group, you can invite anyone you are friends with, whether the group is public or private. When you do this, they can preview the group to see if they want to join it. If you aren’t the admin of the group, then the admin is likely to need to authorise the person joining before they are accepted.
As a group admin, you can do the same to invite people to the group and there’s no need for anyone else to okay them if they accept the invite. You can invite by their name if you are friends with them. Or you can invite by their email address if you have this.
On the new Facebook layout, this is much the same. There’s an ‘invite’ button beside the member’s pictures on the main screen. Or you can go into the members tab and follow the same process from there.
Can you send a Facebook group invite message?
Unlike LinkedIn for example, you can’t send someone a message along with the invite. It would be great if you could tell your friend why you sent them the invite but there’s not the facility right now. Of course, you could simply message them and tell them why you invited them to the group.
Group preview mode
Once you invite someone to a group and they are accepted by the admin, they will be in ‘preview mode’. This means they won’t be able to post in the group or comment on any posts. They won’t be able to invite anyone else to the group. Members of the group that you are previewing can see you are previewing it but anyone who isn’t a member won’t see this.
If you are happy with the group, you can accept the invitation and then you will have full access to the group. Or you can decline, and the preview will vanish.
How to see who invited someone to a Facebook group
If someone invites a friend to your group, this now shows on the page where you accept members. It can be handy, especially as the person being invited doesn’t seem to get the option to answer the questions. So by seeing another member has invited them, you can decide if to let them in or not.
Joining Facebook groups as a page
One of the more recent additions is the ability to join a group as you or as your Page. Not all groups allow this, there’s a setting to toggle to allow this. But if the group does, when you go to join there will be a box pops up that asks whether you want to join as you or your page.
Pages can request to join a group but cannot be invited by someone. However, if you join as you or a Page and want to switch to the other, if the group allows Pages you can change who you are interacting as.
How to add an admin to your Facebook group
There are lots of reasons why you might want someone as an admin of your group. Whatever the reason, go to the members section of the group settings and click the three dots beside the person’s name. select either ‘make admin’ or ‘make moderator’ depending on how much access you want to give them.
This will send them an invite to become the admin. You can hit the three dots to remove this invite if you change your mind. Admins can remove members, add them, edit settings and group descriptions. However only people not Pages can be an admin.
Missing Group invites
Facebook group invites are a little complicated as if you miss the notification, it can be tricky to find it again. But if you search for the group with the search bar and find it, your invitation will appear along the top for you to accept.
Having issues with page role requests on your company Facebook page? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Unfortunately this happens pretty often, but there’s usually a way to get around it.
If you’re trying to get someone to add you to a Facebook page:
First, you need to LIKE the page to which you’re trying to be added as a user.
If someone sends you an page role request and you don’t see the request as a notification when you login to Facebook, follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/?category=invites and you should be able to see and accept the request there.
If you still can’t see the request, you should wait an hour or so and then log out of Facebook and log back in.
If you’re trying to add someone to your Facebook page:
If you’re already a user on the Facebook page, but are trying to add another user, here’s what you need to do (if you are NOT an Administrator on the page, then you need to have an Administrator complete the following steps):
- Login to your personal Facebook and go to the Business page.
- Click Settings at the top right of the Page.
- In the left column, find and click Page Roles.
- Under Assign a New Page Role, type a name or email in the box and select the correct person from the list that appears.
- Click Editor to select a role from the drop-down menu, and then select Admin.
- Click Add and enter your password to confirm.
If the person you’re trying to add doesn’t show up in the drop-down list, then you need to make sure the person has LIKED the page you’re trying to add him to.
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Event invitations on Facebook are annoying and somewhat ineffective. Say you’re hosting an event in New York City, and of your 1000 friends, only 200 live in NYC. What’s the point of inviting everyone? There’s no point in inviting your friends in Montana for an event a thousand miles away. Instead, make your event inviting on Facebook more effective by only inviting friends within a small proximity of the event. This is great for getting the right people to your shows, events, album release parties, and more. Here’s how you go it:
Change your “current city” to your target city. If you’re aiming for an event in Columbus, Ohio, change it to Columbus, Ohio. Don’t worry, you’ll switch it back shortly.
Go back to your Facebook home page and locate “Friends” on the left sidebar. Click on the city you just changed to as your current city.
Click “Manage List” on the top-right corner and then choose “Edit Radius…”. This is where you group all your Facebook friends within a certain radius around your target city. Choosing something like 50 miles or so is probably best.
You can change your “current city” back to your actual city you’re living in. The hard part is now done, so let’s start inviting people!
Head to the event where you want to invite your friends. Go to invite them like normal, but on the invite pop-up, where you actually select who to invite, click on the “Search By Name…” button. A drop-down will show, and the first “group” of options will be all the cities you’ve done this for. Select your target city and all your friends in that radius you determined of the chosen city will show up! No more needing to go through all of your friends to select the specific ones you want at your show. If you’re smart, you’ll have a plugin installed on your browser to invite everyone in one click.
That’s it! Use this to invite people who actually may come out to your event. You can use this for every city you may be stopping by, and it appears that there’s no limit to the amount of cities you can do this with. Your Facebook friends who live far away thank you.
Groups can have multiple admins and moderators
What to Know
- From your group, go to Members > click the three-dot menu icon next to a name >Make admin >Send Invite.
- The process is nearly identical for appointing someone a moderator but choose Make Moderator instead.
- To cancel go to Members >Invited Admins & Moderators > click the three-dot menu icon next to the name >Cancel Invite.
This article explains how to make someone an admin in a Facebook group, how to make someone a moderator, and the difference between the two roles.
How to Make Someone an Admin on a Facebook Page
An admin has the most power in a group. Among other responsibilities, they can add and remove admins and moderators and approve or deny membership requests.
Pages that are members of your group can’t be admins.
Click Groups in the left menu. If you don’t see Groups, click See More.
Select your group.
Click Members from the menu on the left.
Click the three-dot menu icon next to the person you want to make an admin.
Select Make admin.
Click Send Invite.
That person will receive a notification; you’ll either get an alert when they respond or your admin list will update.
To cancel an invitation, go to Members > Invited Admins & Moderators, click the three-dot menu icon next to the name, and select Cancel Admin Invite.
To remove someone as an admin, select Remove as Admin from the three-dot menu next to their name.
How to Make Someone a Moderator on a Facebook Page
Moderators can do nearly everything an admin does; the main exception is that they can’t make members admins or moderators.
Click Groups in the left menu. If you don’t see Groups, click See More.
Select your group.
Click Members from the menu.
Click the three-dot menu icon next to the person you want to make a moderator.
Select Make Moderator.
Click Send Invite. That person will receive a notification; if they accept, the list of moderators will update on the group page.
To cancel an invitation, go to Members > Invited Admins & Moderators, click the three-dot menu icon next to the name, and select Cancel Moderator Invite.
To remove someone as a moderator, select Remove as Moderator from the three-dot menu next to their name.
Facebook Admin vs. Moderator
Groups can have multiple admins as well as moderators, who can do almost everything that admins can. By default, the creator of the group is an admin; they can step down only if they name someone in their place.
Quick tips on how to invite people to your social event
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Are you planning any type of event that requires sending invitations? If so, these tips might help you with the wording and tone. Whether it’s a formal dinner party that requires people to dress up in their finest attire, an outdoor children’s birthday party where guests may wear jeans, a bat mitzvah that calls for dressy attire, a brunch party with your closest friends, or a baby christening where you expect people to wear church clothes, you’ll need to follow a few simple guidelines.
Basic Information for All Invitations
There are some things that all invitations should include. You’ll want to let your guests know the purpose of the event (if there is one), the time (start and end), the place, special instructions (for example, costume party), and style (formal or casual). You should also ask your guests to RSVP so you are better able to plan.
Here are some other things you may want to include in your invitation:
- Whether or not your guest may bring someone else
- Special instructions specific to the event (i.e., flashlight for a children’s nighttime spotlight tag game)
- If it’s a children’s party, whether or not you want the parents to stick around or drop off their child
- Type of food being served in case of allergies
- Request for allergy or food sensitivity information
- Dress code
Formal Event Invitations
For a formal event, you want the invitation to match the tone. This is why many people will have them engraved or handwrite them. You may or may not use formal wording.
Here is an example:
Elizabeth Jewell and Gabriella Daniels
request the pleasure of Judith Walker’s company
on Saturday, February eighteenth
at seven o’clock
7 Evenstar Place
The above example uses a formal tone. However, if you are more comfortable with “invite you to” rather than “request the pleasure of,” that’s fine.
Casual Event Invitations
When inviting someone to a casual get-together, you may choose a more conversational tone. Another option is to state the facts. Whichever you choose, you’ll want the same basic information.
Here is an example of a casual invitation:
Hazel is turning eight, so come and celebrate with us!
Where: Bounce-and-Jump Trampoline Center at 123 Main Street
When: Saturday, February 18
Time: 2–4 PM
Wear comfortable clothes and socks
Please RSVP by Thursday, February 16
We hope to see you there!
An invitation that simply states the facts may be something like this:
What: Jimmy’s 8th birthday party
Where: 1234 Summerhouse Street
When: Saturday, March 11
Please RSVP by Thursday, March 9
What Not to Include on the Invitation
You don’t need to include anything other than what is listed on one of the above invitations. However, if you don’t want to receive gifts, you may use a simple statement such as “No gifts, please,” or “In lieu of a gift, please donate to the local animal shelter.” Or if the event is a fundraiser, you may state that.
Although many brides and grooms like to include the name of their gift registries on the invitation, it isn’t the proper thing to do. Instead, you may ask a close friend or relative to provide that information separately. Never ask for money in the invitation because it’s crass and can be very off-putting.
Before Sending the Invitation
Check your guest list. You need to make sure you have enough invitations and a few extras. After all, someone from your original list may not be able to attend, giving you a spot for someone else you would like to invite.
Whether you use professionally printed invitations or you handwrite them yourself, make sure you proofread them before you put them in the mail or hand-deliver them. That is quite a bit easier than having to call everyone to correct a date, time, or address after they are mailed.
When You Receive an Invitation
Remember that not everyone knows the proper etiquette of sending an invitation, so don’t get too upset if you receive one that doesn’t follow these guidelines. If you’re unclear about anything on the card, contact the person who sent it and clarify what you need to know.
If the event is something you’re not familiar with, please ask questions in a straightforward way. For example, if you’ve never been to a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, you might ask if there are any special requirements or traditions you need to follow.
Maintain a positive attitude when you send the RSVP to accept or decline the invitation. If you go, forget about the host’s faux pas and have fun. After all, the party is a celebration, and you were honored with an invitation.
New and updated mobile apps allow event pros to design, send, and manage invitations.
Mobile devices are increasingly becoming the tool of choice for online communications and content consumption, according to Gartner. The research and advisory company predicts that by 2018, more than 50 percent of users will use a tablet or smartphone instead of a desktop for their online activities. That trend is driving new options to create, send, and manage digital invitations for parties, meetings, and other functions entirely through mobile apps. Here are six apps to consider.
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Fête launched its free iOS and Android apps in September. The foundation of the app is what it calls “invitation cards.” Hosts create the card, which can include event details like time and location, or it can be used to initiate a group chat to decide where and when to hold the event. The card can be sent to anyone in the host’s contact list. Guests don’t need to have the app to participate in the chat or respond to an invitation; instead they can do it via text.
In December, Evite launched a comprehensive update to its iOS app. Event organizers can use the free app to choose from thousands of invitations organized by category and keyword. Hosts customize time, title, location, and host information and can also personalize invitations with photos from their camera roll. They can create the guest list from their phone’s contacts or their Evite address book. The dashboard offers real-time notifications of R.S.V.P.s, the ability to message guests about any changes, and the option to track adults and kids separately. Guests receive the invitation via email and can respond, comment to the group, or ask the host a question. Attendees can also share photos to the event’s activity feed. Evite’s Android app is expected later this year.
Hobnob is an iOS app that launched in March 2015. The app asks hosts to confirm their mobile number, but it does not require them to create an account or provide an email address. Hosts add the details of their event, including name, location, date, and time, and then select an invite template or upload their own design. After selecting recipients from their phone’s address book, the invitation is sent to those people as a text message with a photo of the invitation (it can also be shared via email and social media). Guests don’t need the app to R.S.V.P.; they simply reply “yes” or “no” to the message. Clicking the link in the text takes guests to the event’s Web page, which includes driving directions and a calendar integration option. Plus, hosts can use the app to chat with guests and manage photos. An Android version is expected soon.
Steve Carlton launched Invitd in July 2014 after testing text-message invitations for his daughter’s birthday party. The rate of R.S.V.P.s was so much better than any other method he had used, such as email and Facebook, that he decided others might see value in a text-message-based invitation system. The free Invitd app, available for iOS and Android, has now been used to send nearly one million invitations. Hosts create a custom invitation by entering the name, location, and time of their event and selecting contacts from their address book to receive it. Recipients get a text message addressed to them by name with a link to the event details and R.S.V.P. options; they don’t need to have the app installed to view the invitation. In addition to responding “yes” or “no,” recipients can indicate how many people will attend, and they can add a reminder to their calendar. While the app can handle an unlimited number of invitees, Carlton says he will soon release an update that will add an easier interface for planners who want to use it for large meetings and events.
Red Stamp’s free iOS and Android apps can be used to send invitations via email or text or to post to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Hosts choose from more than 2,000 designs that can be customized by changing the font and color scheme and by adding photos from their camera roll or taking photos in the app. A virtual mailbox helps hosts manage correspondence. The app also integrates with the device’s contact list so hosts can use it to order printed cards that ship directly to recipients. The app launched in 2011.
Paperless Post offers all the features of its original desktop-based invitations in a free iOS app that launched in 2012. Hosts can choose from thousands of designs, including cards from Kate Spade New York and Oscar de la Renta, and they can customize invitations with photos, fonts, and colors. Guests receive invitations via email or in the app, if they have it installed. The app can also serve as a communication portal, where the host and guests can post group and private messages and upload photos that can include comments and tags.
Instagram is my favorite form of social media. We’ve been trying to convince our web editor, Sarah Kingsbury to get an account for months. And she finally did once I invited her to join, which was easy to do within the Instagram app since she’s also my Facebook friend. If you have friends on Facebook who don’t know the join Instagram, here’s how to invite them to give it a try.
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First, Connect Your Facebook to Instagram
This tip will only work if you’ve connected Facebook to your Instagram account. If you’ve ever shared a post to Facebook from your Instagram app, they’re probably already connected. If not, here’s how you can link your Facebook account:
Open Instagram and go to your profile.
Tap the gear icon in the upper right corner of your profile to open Settings.
Scroll down and tap Linked Account.
Tap Facebook. Here you can link your Facebook account to Instagram.
How to Invite Your Facebook Friend to Join Instagram
Open the Instagram app on your iPhone.
Go to your profile by tapping the person icon at the bottom right of the screen.
Tap the gear icon in the upper right corner of your profile to open Settings.
Under invite, tap Facebook Friends.
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Facebook is now an indispensable part of our daily life, and you can create an event on this platform and invite people to this event. For example, if you’re celebrating a birthday or a wedding anniversary, you can send invitations to your friends through this platform. So today, we will explain to you how to create an event on Facebook. And from now on, you will be able to create events easily.
Don’t worry about it because If you choose not to invite someone, they will never get any notifications and never be able to see anything about your event on Facebook. But if you share photos of this event from your other social media accounts, then, things may change a bit.
Facebook often sees events with large invitation lists as spam, so it limits the number of people anyone can invite to 500 invitations per event. So it’s worth paying attention to the number of people.
How to Create a Facebook Event
If you’re preparing an event for a special day, announcing it via Facebook will be much more effortless than actually doing it. You can quickly create an event from Facebook’s Event Page and invite anyone you want.
- Go to Facebook. Go to the Facebook website and log in to your account. Click the Home button on the upper right corner of the screen.
- Create an event. Click to the Events option and click Create Event. You can choose to create a public or private event. But don’t forget that you can only select this once, so be sure you selected the best option for your event.
- If you choose the Public option, anyone on Facebook will be able to see your event, even if you are not friends.
- If you choose the Private option, only people who are invited to the event will be able to see it. And you should note that, if you allow other people to invite their friends, anyone could potentially be asked.
- Describe your event. Enter the event name, location, date, and time.
- Invite your friends. To invite people to your event, click Invite Friends in the upper-right corner of your event. Here you’ll be able to see your friends by friend lists and groups. Check the boxes next to your friends’ names and click Send to send an invitation to your event.
How to Create an Event on Facebook Business Page
Facebook Events are a great way to support your brand. You can also create an event on Facebook to increase awareness and help promote your event.
- Go to Facebook Business Page and click to the Home button. Then, tap to the Event section.
- Click the Create Event button in the upper-right corner and then the Create an Event page will appear.
- Enter the details about the event.
- Then click to the Select the Guests button. You can publish your event to the public, or you can select specific people, it’s up to you. After you finish, click Save.
- On the left side of the Create an Event Page, you’ll see Add Event Photo option, click it and choose a photo for your event.
- After you finish all the details, click Create an Event button. That’s it!
If you feel like a particular person should not be able to view your Facebook events, you can block that person right away.
How to Make Someone a Co-Host on Facebook Event
You can also choose to add co-hosts when you are creating Facebook events.
First, create a Facebook event as we mentioned above, and then you can co-host the person you want from the invite people section, or you can edit your event later for this.
- First of all, click to the Create Event button, and then you’ll be able to invite other friends to co-host your event. Please note that if you make someone a co-host, they will be able to invite their friends and edit all event details.
- Or if you already created the event, you’ll be able to see the option to add co-hosts on the Edit Event section. Just enter the names of your friends where it says Add Friends.
- Then click Save.
Once you’ve created an event, you can’t change the privacy settings.