New Facebook Group Feature : Ask Smarter Facebook Group Questions

Today, I stumbled upon the new Facebook Group feature which allows group admins to be able to ask better and smarter questions from group members.

This feature added two new Facebook group membership question types to new member question area as well as the button to create rules for your group.

With this, you would be able to make use of checkboxes and radio buttons to ask Facebook group questions so that your users can choose the most relevant answer when they join your facebook group.

The normal written answer format has not gone anywhere if you feel that’s what suit your need also.

Facebook group questions are the new gold

Facebook group questions are the new gold that is yet to be discovered by many Facebook group owners in 2019.

Even though this feature was released in 2017, it is not actually new. The Facebook team revamped it recently and radio buttons and checkboxes were added.

Today, am going to show you exactly how to set up and leverage the new Facebook group onboarding questions to survey your audience and even build a giant email list.

Let’s dive right in.

What are Facebook group questions?

Facebook group questions are the three onboarding questions you are permitted to ask your new members when they join your Facebook group.

It is very easy to setup. Each question can accommodate 200 characters when filled up by new members.

You can make use of checkboxes, multiple-choice or good old plain text question which most marketers are now using to request for emails from new members.

The group questions are not mandatory for new members and it can only be asked in an open or closed group. So, it is not applicable to secret Facebook groups.

Facebook group question reminder

What usually happens is that when new members decided not to fill the questions you requested from them when they join your group, Facebook reminds them after three hours.

Then after this time, there would be further notification every 24 hours for the next three days.

So, as a group admin, you are advised to give new members who are trying to join your group 3 days to fill up your questions before approving them.

This can be achieved by filtering out the new members’ requests and then approving only those who submitted the answers at a time.

Facebook group question ideas

Knowing the benefits of asking Facebook group questions in your community is one thing. Being able to really come up with the question to ask is another thing.

As you’ve probably seen it in other groups, most admin request for an email in the last question.

It does work wonder but I have got a few of my Facebook group clients who told me they prefer to ask for email either in the first or second question because most new members don’t usually scroll down to see the last question.

You would want to create the best first-time impression for your new members by promising them something they might not get somewhere else.

Below are a few examples of how Facebook group experts are structuring their third questions.

The first and second question can be anything. 

From my experience, I see a lot of marketers letting new members know that self-promotion, as well as spamming, are not allowed in their group. They are asking for this in the first question.

You can use the second question to let new members know you can provide a solution to the problems they currently have. Use it position yourself as the authority in your niche and they would be eager to get in asap.

If I were you, I will look for one of my best lead magnets and use it to bribe my new members to drop their email address before joining the group.

You can use Group Leads chrome extension to add these emails to your autoresponder and your email marketing software would deliver the lead magnet to them automatically.

Simple and easy.

How to ask smarter facebook group questions

In order to access this feature on your facebook group, please follow the following steps:

1. Go over to the group where you want to enable this and click on More menu at the top and then click on Edit Group Settings from the drop down.

new facebook group feature

2. You need to scroll down to the Membership requests section and then click on Ask Questions button over there.

3. On the new page, you will be able to add group rules as well as different group membership question types as shown in the image below.

.4. Clicking on the ask question button loads a popup that let you add the different kind of membership question types for your new group members to choose from.

You’ve got multiple choice, checkboxes as well as the normal written answer.

Once this is saved, the first question each member would see when they want to join your group is what is shown above.

You can add more questions in addition to the first one. In fact, many smart marketers are asking for email as the last question and I will advise you to do the same.

Then, they make use of tools such as group leads to take each of the questions and their answers and every other detail about each member to google sheet like shown below.

new facebook group feature

Not only this, group leads would as well add the emails of the new new group members to an email list on any email autoresponder service of your choice.

Isn’t that cool? You can take a look at group leads here and am sure you would definitely love it.

Conclusion

In this writeup, you’ve been able to learn how to use the new facebook group question feature that allows you to use new membership question types to ask smarter questions from your group members in 2019.

Have you started using this feature?

Either yes or no, please do comment below and let me know how you want to leverage this to get the best out of your Facebook Group.

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