How to post anonymously in a Facebook group

write anonymous messages in Facebook groups

After all the years that privacy has been questioned on Facebook, it is normal that the social network par excellence tries to offer features to protect the privacy of its users. One of these functions is to post as anonymous in Facebook groups. If you don't know how to use it, keep reading because I'll explain it to you, it's very simple.

Maintaining anonymity on Facebook is possible

configure anonymous messages on Facebook

whether you want share something without revealing your identity publicly or if you want to participate in a conversation on a sensitive topic and you are worried about being identified, you can use this functionality on the Meta social network. Although it would be the first Meta app that allows this since WhatsApp requires third-party apps for this.

We are talking about the anonymous publications that you can make in Facebook groups. These publications, instead of appearing with your name and surname, appear as "anonymous publication". Although other users in the group will not be able to see who commented on your post, The administrators in charge of the group will be able to see the author of the publication. Another privilege for this group of users.

How to activate posts in a Facebook group

maintain anonymity on Facebook

Furthermore, it is the latter that They can define whether the group allows anonymous comments or not. If you are an administrator of a group and want to configure anonymous posts, you will have to follow the following steps.

  1. Go to Facebook groups
  2. In the left menu, go where it says «Group configuration«.
  3. Now tap on the pencil symbol next to “Anonymous Posts”, this will take you to the “Edit” menu.
  4. Activate the button "People can send anonymous posts to this group".
  5. Click on "Save".

Now, in the group that you have configured this option, everyone will have the opportunity to maintain anonymity from the rest of the users in the group. Also, in point 4 you will find another option that says like this: "Anonymous posts and post edits will be reviewed and approved by administrators or moderators before they are made", you can Tap this option to activate message approval.

This is interesting since the supposed anonymity can cause some users to have negative attitudes that they wouldn't have without anonymity. But, how can a user choose this option so that they appear as anonymous instead of identifying themselves? I'll tell you.

How to write anonymous messages in Facebook groups, from your mobile and PC

Facebook app

Let's get down to business, to post anonymously in a Facebook group from your mobile, follow these steps.

  1. First open the app and Tap on the “Settings” menu with three horizontal lines.
  2. Now Tap on “Your groups” and choose the group where you want to write anonymously.
  3. Give it where it says "Write something…" .
  4. Now, you will be able to see a “Publish anonymously” button, tap the selector and click "Okay".
  5. Write your post as you normally would and Tap on “Send”.

It's that simple to create a post as anonymous in the Facebook app. Now, if in case you want to do this same from your computer, it's even easier. I say this because only accessing the group from the groups tab, you can now go directly to step 3.

Please note that once your post is submitted, It will be the group administrators who will review it if necessary. Now, if message approval has not been set up in the group, it will be published immediately.

That's how simple it is to configure anonymous messaging mode and write messages in Facebook groups from anonymity. So now you know, send this information to the administrator of your groups so we can maintain your privacy on Facebook whenever you need it.


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