"Group" pages on Facebook have had slightly different purposes over the evolution of the social networking site. In the past, people joined groups to connect with people with similar interests or to follow a person or organization. Over time, "Fan" pages have mostly replaced that function. In October 2010, Facebook launched a new design and purpose for Group pages. Their primary function is to provide something like a small club in which members can message each other. There is no one button to press to invite all of your friends to a newer group, but you can if you are part of a group formed prior to the new design.
Old Groups Created Before October 2010
On the left side of the group page, click "Invite People to Join." You can only do this if you are a group Administrator or if the Administrator enables everyone to invite their friends to join.
Click on friends one by one. Friends you have selected will display check marks on their profile pictures. They will also be listed under "Selected." You can only select people who have not already been invited to join.
Click "Send Invitations." Your friends will all receive notifications that you would like them to join the group and can choose to accept or turn down the invitation.
New Groups Created October 2010 or later
Click on the name of the group on the left side of your home page. You may have to click "See All" to see a list of every group you belong to. If creating a new group, click "Create Group."
Click "Add Friends to Group" on the right side of the group page. Or, if creating a new group, click the "Members" text box after naming the group in the pop-up box.
Invite friends by beginning to type their names and selecting them. Facebook will automatically find friends with the letters you begin to type.
Click "Add" if adding to an existing group or "Create Group" if making a new group.
- If you want an easier way to invite all of your friends to follow one of your interests, try creating a Fan Page instead.
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