One of Facebook’s greatest highlights is how it allows its users to connect with others in a plethora of different ways. The platform lets you interact with users not just by chats and group chats but also in a variety of other ways. One thing that distinguishes Facebook from many other platforms in terms of social interactions is Facebook Groups. Facebook Groups provide you with a great way to connect with people who share common interests with you.
Facebook is more fun with groups. Whether you are a group member or an admin, it is always fun and interesting to be a part of a community of individuals who you know are interested in the same thing as you are. Each member equally enjoys interacting with others in a group.
However, there is one thing that differentiates members from admins: responsibilities.
If you are an admin, your responsibilities often include removing some members from the group. And if the member you want to remove is someone you know, you might land yourself in a sticky situation when they know you have removed them.
But do you really need to worry about it? Can you remove a member without letting them know? If you remove someone from a Facebook Group, will they be notified?
These are some of the questions we will discuss in this blog. Read on to know everything you need to know about removing a member from your group.
If You Remove Someone from Facebook Group, Will They Notify?
Facebook Groups provide like-minded people a place where they can meet other people, share their views on a topic, read others’ views on similar topics, and add their own comments if they wish.
While the above situation defines an ideal group, it is not the most accurate one. A group is often flooded by members who shouldn’t really be a part of the group. Every group has some members who either don’t interact with others at all, members who post content irrelevant to the group’s interest, or members who post potentially inappropriate content.
The task of removing such members from a group rests at the hands of the group admins and moderators. While removing such members is necessary to maintain the authenticity and decorum of the group, it is not always an easy task if you know the member, let alone if they are a friend.
If you want to remove a member from a group but are confused about whether they would be notified of their removal, you can take a sigh of relief, as the answer is a big NO.
A user will NOT be notified if you remove them from a Facebook Group. The only way they can know of this is when they visit the Your Groups section and see that the group is no longer listed or when they search for the group and see the Join Group button.
Can you limit a member without removing them from a Facebook Group?
Removing a member from a Facebook Group you manage or moderate is one of the two extreme measures you can take (the other measure is to block them from the group).
However, you do not necessarily need to remove or block a member to stop them from interacting in the group. You can apply other limitations before resorting to the extreme step. Facebook allows group admins to limit a member’s interactions within the group for a specified period.
You have two options to limit a member’s activity in the group:
- Limit their activity
- Suspend them
By limiting a group member’s activity in the group, you can restrict them from posting or commenting frequently. Limitations on posting or commenting can last for 24 hours to 28 days.
The second option is stricter. When you suspend a group member, they can not post or comment at all. They will be able to see all the posts, but won’t be able to like, react, or comment, nor will they be able to post in the group. You can choose how long to keep a member suspended and whether the member gets notified of their suspension.
Follow these steps to limit or suspend a group member in a group in which you are an admin:
Step 1: Open the Facebook app and log into your account.
Step 2: Once you are logged into Facebook’s familiar interface, tap on the Menu icon- the three parallel lines- in the app’s top-right corner.
Step 3: In the Menu section, you will see several options with colorful icons. Tap on Groups.
Step 4: On the Groups screen, tap on the Your Groups button at the top. Then, select the desired group under the heading Groups you manage.
Step 5: On the group home page, tap on the group’s name to go to the About section.
Step 6: Tap on the blue-colored See All button next to the subhead People.
Step 7: You will land on the Members page. You can find a list of members under the Other Members subhead or search for a specific member using the search bar.
Tap on the three dots next to the name of the desired member.
Step 8: To limit a member’s interactions, select Limit Activity and choose the required frequency of posts and comments. You can also add notes for the member to inform them of the action.
To suspend a member, select Suspend in group. Choose how long you want to suspend them. You can add notes and enable the slider at the bottom to send them a notification about their suspension.
Step 9: Tap on the Save button at the bottom to limit activity or the Suspend Member button to suspend a member.
Facebook Groups are a great place to interact with like-minded individuals and share your views about topics that interest you and other members. But sometimes, you might need to remove a member from a group due to various reasons.
Though removing a member from a group doesn’t send them a notification, they can know they have been removed by checking or searching for the group. If you don’t want to remove a member, you can limit or suspend them for some time instead.
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