For Facebook Groups, people have historically been able to choose between being public, closed or secret settings for their group. To better match people’s expectations and help provide more clarity, Facebook is rolling out a new simplified privacy model for Groups — public and private.

Two settings. Public or Private. But in-fact the private still incorporates the secret groups. They are just extra special private. 🙂

Basically the private groups are in two levels.

1. Private, but discoverable by non-members. But the non-members can’t see inside the group.

2. Private and hidden. Meaning it can’t be found unless invited or you are already a member.

Simply put I think Facebook are trying to use simpler language to describe the different types of groups for non-technical people which I think is a win.

If you’ve never used a Facebook group for your church I highly recommend you start. Read:

Why Your Church Should Start A Facebook Group Right Now

How To Plan, Launch, Lead And Grow Your Church Community With Facebook Groups

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