If you’ve been using Facebook for a while, you have probably joined a group or two. From Harry Potter fans to all the die-hards who have joined groups about their favorite movie, book or TV show, Facebook has something for everyone.

Even better than all the various groups already available through Facebook is the fact that anyone can create a new group.

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So, it’s time to get back at those admins who turned you away from the Lord of the Rings group because you were a Harry Potter fan too.

With this tutorial, you can make an exclusive group where all the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings fans can assemble, even The Song of Ice and Fire fans, too.

Creating a Facebook Group

Facebook regularly updates its user interface to help make tasks easier for you. So it’s no surprise that creating a group page is simple and straightforward.

Step 1. Log in to Facebook

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Open the website www.facebook.com and enter your username (mobile number or email address) and password to log in.

Step 2. Click on “Create Group”

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Once your Facebook homepage loads completely, look in the left panel under Groups for the "Create Group" option and click on it.

Step 3. “Create New Group” window

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A "Create New Group" window will open in the forefront with options like Group Name, Members, Favorites and Privacy.

Step 4. Enter the details

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Fill in the required information like the name of the group, a list of initial members and choosing the privacy setting. The privacy options are explained well. Pick the one that seems the best.

You can change a group’s privacy setting at any time in the future, so you aren’t forever locked into the choice you make now. Click on "Create."

Step 5. Choose an icon for the group

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A "Choose an icon" window will pop up. Select an icon from the list that is representative of your group and click "OK".

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The icon will appear next to the group name in the lists of groups on members’ Facebook homepages. If you don’t want an icon, you can skip this option by clicking "Skip" in the bottom left corner of the pop-up window.

Your Group is Created.

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Your group is now live and fully functioning. If you chose an icon for the group already, your Group Information bar will appear 1/3rd full. Continue adding group details until your Group Information bar is 100% complete.

Step 6. Add a description

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Click on "Add a Description" to enter a brief description of the group that includes its motive and functions, so others can understand what your group is all about before joining it.

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Step 7. Upload a cover photo

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Click on "Add a Cover Photo" or "Upload Photo" to add a banner photo that you feel is fitting for your group.

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A “File Upload” window will open, browse and select the picture, then click on "Open."

Step 8. Adjust and save the cover photo

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The photo will appear in the cover photo area. Click anywhere on the photo to drag and reposition it in a manner to get the most out of it, then click on "Save Changes."

Your basic group set up is complete.

Customizing the Group

To attract more individuals, you need to add a few more details like personalized web and email addresses, a group type, tags or content posting permission.

It helps in increasing the visibility of your group for people interested in similar topics that your group identifies as its subject matter.

Step 1. Go to “Edit Group” settings

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In the bottom-right portion of the cover photo, adjacent to the Notifications button, click on the ellipses ("...") button to open the options drop-down menu. Select "Edit Group Settings."

Step 2. Add a group type

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Click on the "Pick a Group Type" button.

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Choose the correct option and select "Confirm."

Step 3. Set membership approval requirements

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Determine whether the group page admin, which is you, must approve each and every new person who wants to join the group. Click on the round selection button next to the approval option that you prefer.

Step 4. Customize the group’s web and email addresses

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For customized web and email addresses, click on the "Customize Address" button in the Web and Email Address section.

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A small window will pop up. Type the desired name and click on the "Customize Address" button. (The web address isn’t for a separate website. It’s the URL address for your Facebook group page.)

Making a custom email address helps the members in contacting each other via email. Their email is published as a post and the replies to email notifications are posted as comments, in the group news feed.

Step 5. Add tags to the group

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In the “Tags” section, add keywords that are representative of what your group is about to increase its ranking when others search Facebook for pages like yours.

Step 6. Set content posting permissions and approvals

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Determine whether you want any member to be able to create a post on the group page or only the page admins. If you choose that only admins can post to the page, members will still be able to ‘like’ and ‘comment’ on the posts.

If you choose that both members and admins can post to the page, you have the option of requiring that a page admin review all member-created posts before being published.

Click on the round selection button next to the option you prefer.

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Select the checkbox in the “Post Approval” section if you want this additional approval step.

Step 7. Save your settings

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Review your selections and click on "Save."

Adding Members to the Group

After creating the group, if you know people who are interested in the subject of your page and would happily join your group, you can directly add them.

Step 1. Click on “Members” tab

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Click on the "Members" tab that appears in the options below the cover photo.

Step 2. Click on the “Add” button

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In the Members tab, click on the “Add” button in the right corner of the screen.

Step 3. Select and add members

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A small window to add people to the group will popup.

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Type in the names of your friends or select them from the drop-down list, then click on "Add."

Step 4. Added members are displayed

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The friend or friends you have added to your group will be listed in the member roster.

Removing Members from the Group

If someone has been a bit of a headache for you and other members of the group, that person can be easily booted out of the group. Just follow these simple steps.

Step 1. Click on “Members” tab

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Click on the "Members" tab in the options listed below the cover photo.

Step 2. Click on the “Gear” icon next to the member’s name

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In the Members tab, you will see a "gear" icon to the right of each member’s name. Click on it to display a drop-down menu and select "Remove from Group."

Step 3. Confirm removal

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A Remove prompt will pop up. Click on "Confirm" to delete the member from the group.

Making Members Group Admin

If you wish to divide the workload of handling the group, you can add as many admins as you want, Facebook does not specify a limit.

Step 1. Click on “Members” tab

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Click on the "Members" tab in the options listed below the cover photo.

Step 2. Click on the “Gear” icon next to the member’s name

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In the Members tab, you will see a "gear" icon to the right of each member’s name. Click on it to display a drop-down menu and select "Make Admin."

Step 3. Confirm group admin

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An Add group Admin prompt will pop up. Click on "Make Admin" to make the member an admin of the group.

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