Difference between a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group
Nowadays people do a lot of social networking, especially on Facebook and Twitter. These social networks can be useful to us in many ways as through it we can interact with others by means that include using Facebook groups etc.; or we could just share our thoughts and data by making a page on Facebook. The two however are different from each other in many aspects.
Facebook groups and pages can be useful to public organizations, figures, businesses as well as other entities to create an authentic and public existence on Facebook. It is mainly on Facebook that people make small groups to communicate amongst them, share their common interest and express their opinion. Facebook pages are visible to all as it is a default for a page but in a Facebook group the administrator can keep privacy as public, secret (that cannot be found by search on Facebook or a closed Facebook group (it is visible but it needs the request of the administrator for a person to be added in the Facebook group). Furthermore, on a Facebook page we can get notifications of the page by becoming a fan of it or liking it. This enables the fans to interact as well.
In a Facebook group, it is possible to discuss issues, causes, or activities of an organization and so on. In a Facebook page, however, a specific person or brand is specified. Facebook groups are formed by a group of people who are on Facebook though Facebook pages are usually created and maintained by the organization or individual themselves.
Furthermore, on a Facebook page, we cannot add people; Facebook users themselves can connect by liking the page. In a Facebook group, however, the group members can add people to their Facebook group. On a Facebook page there are applications and tabs but in a Facebook group there are no applications or tabs. We can post feed to news feed on a Facebook page but not in a Facebook group. We can share documents in a Facebook group but we cannot do it on a Facebook page. We cannot chat on a Facebook page but we can chat in the Facebook group through the chat bar. We can view other fans/members in Facebook group but that is not possible on a Facebook page.
Moving on, we can do advertisement on Facebook pages and we can do it on Facebook groups as well but only if it is a closed Facebook group. In a Facebook page, we can chose vanity URL but in Facebook group we cannot choose vanity URL.
In view of all the points it can be concluded that both, Facebook pages and Facebook groups are important and very useful. Both have their own features and limitations and it depends on the type of work that is needed to be done which should determine whether a Facebook page should be made or a Facebook group.
1- Facebook groups and Facebook pages allow us to connect to public organizations, figures, businesses and other entities to create an authentic and public existence on Facebook; Facebook groups are used to create small groups to communicate amongst them and share their common interest and enable them to express their opinion; Facebook pages are more useful to bring fans together
2- In a Facebook group we have the option to keep the Facebook group public, secret or closed but a Facebook page is visible to all
3- Facebook page’s purpose is to represent a particular person or a group of individuals or a team but Facebook groups are formed by a group of people to discuss a common objective
4- In a Facebook page we cannot add people but on a Facebook group the members can add other people
5- In a Facebook page there are applications and tabs but the same are not available on a Facebook group
6- In a Facebook page we can post feed to newsfeed but we cannot do so on a Facebook group
7- In a Facebook group we can share documents but we cannot do so on a Facebook page
8- We can chat on a Facebook group trough chat bar but we cannot chat on a Facebook page
9- We cannot view other fans/members on a Facebook page but we can on a Facebook group
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