To create a private Facebook group, create the group and set the privacy to closed or secret, depending on your preference. In a closed group, only current members can see what is posted, but anyone can ask or be invited to join, and anyone can see the group’s name and members. A secret group is completely private and members must be invited. See details in #2 below.


  1. Click the blue down arrow  at the top right of Facebook and select Create Group (see figure 1).
    Figure 1: Create a group (click to enlarge)

    Figure 1: Create a group (click to enlarge)

  2. Select your group preferences: enter your group name, add group members, and then choose the privacy settings for your group (see Figure 2).  For privacy setting details, click here.

    Figure 2: Privacy options (click to enlarge)

  1. Click Create
  2. Once you create your group, you personalize it by uploading a cover photo and adding a description.

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