How to Post Anonymously on a Facebook Group?
Facebook is one of the most popular and widely used social media platforms all around the world. Along with allowing you to communicate with everyone efficiently, it also allows you to create Facebook groups and add members to them. But, did you know that you can also post anonymously on a Facebook Group?
Anonymity is a gift especially if you are a shy person or have difficulties expressing your thoughts and feeling in case someone judges you. This feature that allows you to post anonymously on a Facebook group will provide you security from all that and still be able to express your thoughts by having a safe space.
If you are unaware of how to post anonymously on a Facebook group, worry no more because, with this article, we have you covered.
You can post anonymously on a Facebook group by, going to the 'Groups' section then, selecting and opening the group you are a part of. Click on the 'Anonymous post' option to start the post then tap on 'I want to post anonymously. Write the post you wish to share then hit 'Post'. Once the post is approved by the group admins and moderators, the post will be shared anonymously.
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Why should you post anonymously on a Facebook Group?
Posting anonymously will allow you to post anything on the group as an unnamed person. No one who is a member of that group will know that you were the one posting it. Doing this, you can post stuffs that are personal to you but afraid of talking about, show your talent, an do many more stuffs without the prying and judging eyes of others.
However, it will directly not be posted and your post will have to be reviewed and accepted by the admins and moderators. Not just that, these admins and moderators of the group will be able to see that you are the one to post anonymously. So, make sure that you don’t try to post anything bad.
How to Post Anonymously on a Facebook Group on Phone?
Facebook allows you to post anonymously on all its platforms. It means that you can post anonymously on a Facebook group using the Facebook app. To post anonymously on a Facebook Group using your android or iPhone, follow the given steps:
1. Open the Facebook app and log into your accounts.
2. Click on the ‘Hamburger icon‘.
3. Select the ‘Groups‘ option.
4. Click on ‘Your groups‘
5. Go to the group you wish to post anonymously in.
6. Under the posting section, select ‘Anonymous post‘.
7. Click on ‘I want to post anonymously‘.
8. Write the post of your choice. You can also add backgrounds or upload images.
9. Once done, click on ‘Post‘.
10. Select ‘Post‘ to confirm.
Once the post is approved, your shared thoughts get posted anonymously. In this way, you can post anonymously on a Facebook Group using the Facebook app.
How to Post Anonymously on a Facebook Group on Desktop/PC?
Not just the app, Facebook also allows you to post anonymously when you are using the web version of this platform. To post anonymously on a Facebook Group using your computer devices, follow the given steps:
1. Open Facebook and log into your account.
2. From the left-hand sidebar, select the ‘Group’ option.
3. Open the Group you have joined that you wish to post anonymously in.
4. Select the ‘Discussion’ menu.
5. Tap on the ‘Write Something’ section.
6. Toggle on the button for ‘Post Anonymously’.
7. Select ‘I want to Post Anonymously‘.
8. The button gets turned on.
9. Upload the post you wish to share.
10. Once done, click on ‘Submit’.
Once the post is approved, your shared thoughts get posted anonymously. In this way, you can post anonymously on a Facebook Group.
How to Enable Anonymous Posting on a Facebook Group?
Now that you have learned how to post anonymously on a Facebook group, you might also want to learn how you can enable that button for your group on Facebook. To be able to turn this option on, you must first be the admin of that group. Then to enable anonymous posting on a Facebook group, you can follow the given steps:
1. Open the Facebook group you wish to enable the feature in.
2. From the left-hand sidebar, select the ‘Group Settings’ option.
3. Scroll down to the ‘Manage Discussion’ section and select the ‘Edit icon’ beside ‘Anonymous Posting’.
4. Select the ‘On’ option.
5. Click on ‘Save’.
Now, the members of the group will be able to post anonymously in the group. In this way, you can enable anonymous posting on a Facebook group. In order to turn off the feature, follow the same steps and when you get to ‘Anonymous Posting’, select ‘Off’ at the end and save it.
You can also add admins to a Facebook group or ask someone to add you in order to gain more access to the group. Click here to read more: How to Add Admin to a Facebook Group?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I post anonymously on a Facebook group without group admins knowing?
It depends on the privacy settings of the group. If the group has stricter privacy settings, you cannot hide your posts from being reviewed by the moderators. However, if the reviewing feature on the group is off, you will be able to post anonymously without any initial reviewing.
Can I see my own name on an anonymous post?
No, once your post is uploaded, you too will not be shown your name on it. However, you will receive notifications if someone interacts with your posts.
Why can’t I post anonymously on a Facebook Group?
It may be because the feature that lets you do so is not turned on in the group by the admins and moderators. In that case, you can request them to turn it on.
Hence, by using the steps mentioned above in the article, you can now easily post anonymously on a Facebook Group. Make sure that even when you post like that, you are following the community guidelines and not destroying the reputation of the group and that the admins and moderators can track you. You can also turn this feature on or off according to your wish on the group you are an admin of.
Hope this article was helpful and cleared your doubts. Feel free to leave comments in case of any queries.