How frustrated are you that people can add you to Facebook groups without your permission? It’s pretty ridiculous that someone can add you to a Facebook group without asking you, and then it’s your responsibility to have to leave the group! Here’s what to do about it.
First, when we say, in the title of this article, “how to stop people from adding you to Facebook groups without your permission”, we mean that we are giving you the information to convince Facebook to stop this awful practice. Because right now, as of the time of this writing, you can’t actually keep people from adding you to a Facebook group without first asking and getting your permission.
We aim to change that.
Here are the steps that you need to take in order to let Facebook know that people being able to add you to groups without your permission just isn’t cool, and we want Facebook to change it, and sooner rather than later.
Make your voice heard. If enough of us tell Facebook how we feel about this (using the steps below), and loudly – if we flood them with requests to require permission to add someone to a group – they should listen.
So, to tell Facebook how you feel about this – to urge them to change it so that your permission has to be received before someone adds you to a group (hey Facebook, how about anybody can invite you to a group, but you have to accept the invitation?) – here’s what to do:
Follow the link at the bottom of this article. That link will take you directly to a page where you can provide feedback to Facebook specifically about Facebook Groups.
Select the number of stars you want to give the Facebook Groups feature, and then give them your feedback. You know, really give it to them.
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Then press ‘Send’.
You will receive a nice little generic email back from Facebook, confirming the submission of your feedback.
Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We’re constantly trying to improve Facebook, so it’s important that we hear from the people who use it. Unfortunately, we can’t respond to your emails individually, but we are paying attention to them. We appreciate you taking the time to write to us.
If you’re having any problems with your account, please visit the Help Center (http://www.facebook.com/help) where you’ll find information about Facebook as well as the answers to many of your questions.
Thanks again for your feedback,
The Facebook Team
Here is the link to leave Facebook your own feedback about the fact that people can add you to Facebook Groups without your permission:
Oh, and while you’re at it, here’s how to find a list of all of your Facebook groups, and how to leave them.
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