How To Set Up Group Chat On Facebook
Facebook is one of the worlds most popular websites and is currently the number one social network on the internet. What makes Facebook so popular is the way it lets you connect to old and new friends in many ways.
Remember Todd from high school? He probably has already signed up to Facebook, all you have to do is add him and you guys can live up old memories! How cool is that?
Facebook’s chat lets you talk to whoever you want, as long as they’re online.
It also has the ability to talk a group of friends at the same time. That means you can talk to more than just one person at the same time. This beats the need to type the same message to two or more different people.
Having group chat with my buddies lets me communicate my ideas to them all at the same time and we can even have a quick discussion too. Getting more than one persons input on something at the same time really rocks!
The other day I wanted all my friends to play an online game with me, instead of me going to see if they were online and messaging them separately I just told them all, at once, about the game. This saved me a few good minutes thanks to group chat.
The thing is though, currently Facebook does not have Group Chat inside their standard chat. To be able to group chat you will have to do a few simple steps inside FB.
Here are all the steps to set up Group Chat broken down one by one, I’ve also added screen-shots to help guide you even better:
First of all you will need to make a group by clicking on ‘Create Group’ on the left hand side of the homepage on Facebook:
Give the group a name, maybe make the name related to what you want to talk about or just call it ‘Group Chat’.
Invite everyone you want to group chat with. You can do that by typing in their names inside the Members portion.
Also do not forget to select the Privacy settings you want for that group. The possible settings are:
Open: Members and content are public.
Closed: Members are public, content is private.
Secret: Members and content are private.
Press on ‘Create’ once done and finished filling all the names of the members and the other info. You will then be redirected to your group page.
Ta-da! We are almost done with all the steps!
Now, on the right hand side of your group page click on ‘Chat with Group’.
A chat box should appear. Instead of a persons name appearing your group name will be in its place. All the online members inside the group with also be shown.
You should now have a completed and working group chat going. Hopefully this opened your eyes to the possibilities of Facebook and will let you connect even better with FB.
As a side note remember to invite everyone that you want to talk too inside ‘Group Chat’ or else you wont be able too.
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