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July 22, 2022
Facebook Badges
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Facebook Group and Page Badges Explained 

Facebook is one of the most popular social networking sites. Facebook allows users to make their profile, connect with friends, be part of a social group, share pictures and meet new people. Facebook gives people control over what they share, who they share it with, the content they see and experience, and who can contact them. Facebook is safe to use when used the right way. You can even keep your profile private so that strangers don’t view and misuse your information. 

Are you a part of any Facebook group? Then, have you ever wondered what are Facebook badges? First, let’s see what are Facebook groups and how can Facebook groups help people grow their brand’s value and sales. 

Contents

  1. What are Facebook groups?
  2. What are Facebook group badges?
  3. Why are Facebook group badges important?
  4. What is a ‘Top Fan Badge’?
  5. How to manage badges in a Facebook group?

 What are Facebook groups?

Facebook groups are spaces wherein people with similar interests can share their thoughts and knowledge about a particular topic. Facebook groups are an excellent place for small businesses to get identified and sell their products which can help them in building strong connections with their clients.

Facebook groups are even created for people to discuss a brand’s products and share their reviews. Facebook Groups are a powerful marketing tool, helping you attract new and loyal customers, build long-lasting relationships with them and engage current ones with exclusive content, community, and support. 

Facebook groups even need a good set of rules for the members to follow. Your Facebook Group rules can include basic things like reminding people to be kind to each other or encouraging discussion, but you can also include specific things, such as asking people not to mention competitors or their products or self-promote themselves on the group. 

Rules are important and can tone your group’s behavior. Also, do not forget to add important rules like no bullying, no spamming, no misbehaving with other group members, etc. 


What are Facebook group badges?

Facebook group badges are the visual tags that you see beside group members' names. Group badges is a new visual feature designed to help people learn about other group members. They also help your group acknowledge admins, moderators, and dedicated group members. 

You can control which badges you want in your group. When a group member receives a badge, it will show up next to their name and can be viewed by anyone in the group. 

To make it easier to identify fellow group members and foster community building, badges will appear next to a member's name on group posts, comments, and on the member’s profile. 

Note: Facebook Group badges are available for communities having more than 50 members.

Below are a few examples of Facebook group badges:

  1. Admin and moderator 

This badge makes it easier for others to identify who is the groups’ admin. All the admins and moderators of a group will have these badges respectively alongside their names. 

  1. Conversation Starter

This badge appears for those who start meaningful conversations and are active members of the group. More than one person can get this badge. Do you want to earn a “conversation starter” badge? All you need to do is initiate useful and valuable discussions more often and encourage people to share their thoughts in the group.

  1. Rising star

The rising star badge will appear for new members that receive the most comments and reactions on their posts and comments within their first month of joining the group. 

  1. Valued responder

Facebook has recently come up with a ‘Question and Answer’ feature or ‘Ask me anything’ feature for the members in the group. It’s for the members who consistently share valuable answers to the questions in a Facebook group.

Want to earn this badge? If yes, participate in the ‘Question and Answer’ round and you will earn this badge in no time. 

  1. Visual Storyteller

Ever wondered who are visual storytellers are?

All those who provide extensive value to the group using images and videos that group members find beneficial can earn this badge. 

  1. Founding Member

These members are those who have been a foundation while building your group. This badge is awarded to people who join within the first three days of a new group's creation and write a post, invite people to join, or share it with the group within those first three days. 

  1. New member

This badge is given to those who have recently become a part of the group. This badge is given to welcome new members, and encourage and support them throughout. The badge is a hand waving and welcoming new members. 

  1. Group ambassador

This badge is given to those who constantly invite other people to join the Facebook group. This badge encourages other group members to share the group’s content or invite their family and friends to the group. 

  1. Group anniversary

This is a batch that celebrates your group’s birthday. Doesn’t that sound amazing? This batch will appear next to your name on the day you joined the group. 

Why are Facebook group badges important?

Facebook badges help members identify each other. They can help your group acknowledge admins, moderators, founding members, new members, visual storytellers, group ambassadors, etc. 

The other reason why group badges are important is that they encourage people to earn a batch for themselves. This in turn will make them more responsive, share posts, videos and participate in group discussions. Therefore, group badges are the pillar in building a stronger community within people where people understand and play their respective roles in the Facebook group. 

Facebook badges are automatic and need to be earned to gain one, which makes the group more active and engaging.  Group admins can choose to turn badges on or off in their group.

 Badges might not be visible to people who aren't members of the group. If you allow your badge to be displayed, it will appear on your group posts, comments, and profile but not in News Feed. In public groups, only members can get badges. 


What is a ‘Top Fan Badge’?

Top Fan Badges are awarded to those who are the most active and engaged on a page. You get this badge when Facebook is grateful for your response. 

If you want to earn this badge all you got to do is be active on Facebook groups and respond to people, share posts, videos, etc. 

If, at any point, you wish to revoke this privilege, simply click on a comment by the Top Fan and select the Remove Badge option. 

Top Fan badges have similar purposes to Facebook group badges. They boost engagement, as they encourage fans to be active and interact with each other and with the page.

How to manage badges in a Facebook group?

Badges on a Facebook group help people identify what you’ve accomplished so far on the group. Your badges will automatically assign to the user they're intended for and will be displayed next to their name.

You can manage badges easily on the Facebook group by following the below steps.

  1. Tap Menu then tap Groups and select the group you would like to make changes to. 
  2. Tap your profile photo to the left of "Write something..." to go to your member profile.
  3. Tap Edit profile on the member profile.
  4. Scroll down to Badges and tap Edit.
  5. Choose which badges you would like to appear on your group posts and tap Done. 

Wrapping up!

Facebook badges are super fun as they encourage members to participate in group discussions and become a part of every conversation by sharing their opinions. 

C’mon go and earn a badge to make Facebook groups more interesting and entertaining! 🎉