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11:59 am on Aug 15, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Facebook has said it's changing its Groups from public, closed or secret settings for their group, to Public or Private only.

By default, a group that was formerly “secret” will now be “private” and “hidden.” A group that was formerly “closed” will now be “private” and “visible.” Groups that are “public” will remain “public” and “visible.” Admins can find the new controls in their Group Settings. Just as it is today, there are restrictions to if and when an admin can change the privacy setting of a group. Group members are always notified when an admin updates the group’s privacy setting.


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7:15 am on Aug 19, 2019 (gmt 0)

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This makes a lot of sense. I often saw the term "Closed Group" and thought that meant the group was no longer active. Public and private makes it way easier to understand.

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9:50 am on Aug 19, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Trying to get ahead of the up coming look (re: privacy) from FTC, FCC, DOJ and probably GDPR, too.

Wise move.

With FB still gathering all data behind the scenes (you knew that, right?).
9:31 am on Aug 21, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Facebook shoud've done this before. Cloused group really sounded like group doesn't function no more.
 

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