Facebook group badges

The Complete Guide To Facebook Group Badges – Updated 2021

Facebook group badges are kinda a great deal.

They have been around since the mid 2018s yet remain one of the most liked features in Facebook groups.

Badges not only help admins acknowledge the efforts of their members, but are also a boon for the newcomers as they can easily identify the community leaders and seek help.

For those of you who haven’t used badges until now and would like to know everything about them, I recommend you read this article till the end.

As you scroll down, you’ll know about:

So, without wasting any moment, let’s get started!

What are Facebook group badges? 

Facebook group badges or Facebook group member badges are the visual tags that you see beside group members’ names on posts, comments, and member profiles.

group badges example
They help you learn about community leaders, single them out from the crowd of group members, making it easier for new members to reach out whenever needed.

And also are an awesome way for admins to recognize group members for their significant contributions in the group.

An important note: Facebook group badges are available for groups having more than 50 members.

As mentioned by Facebook,

There are badges for admins, moderators, new members, for a member’s group anniversary, members identified as conversation starters, and for founding members.

Let’s have a look at what each of these mean.

Facebook Group Badges List 

Below are each of the Facebook group badges explained.

1. Admin and Moderator 

admin badge

moderator badge

All the admins and moderators of a group will have these badges respectively alongside their names. This helps group members (especially the new ones) identify them easily, making it easier to seek help whenever needed.

2. New Member 

new member badge
As the name suggests, this badge appears next to the name of every new member added in your Facebook group in the last two weeks.

It’s no less than an aid for the admins and moderators who are looking to welcome new members, answer their queries, guide them, and make them feel supported.

3. Founding Member 

founding member badge

Available mostly in newly created groups, this badge acknowledges members who joined within the first three days of the group’s creation, posted in it, and even invited more people to join in. Basically, this badge is like a small token of appreciation for those who have helped your group grow.

4. Conversation Starter 

conversation starter

This badge recognises members who often start meaningful conversations in the Facebook group. It appears for all those whose posts get the maximum reactions and comments in a period of 4 weeks.

5. Rising Star 

rising star badge

This one’s for highlighting all the enthusiastic souls who have started to participate in group conversations within the first month itself. It appears for all the new members whose posts get the most comments and reactions.

6. Visual Storyteller 

visual storyteller badge

For all those who can’t spark a conversation without sharing relevant photos and videos, this one’s for you. Mostly because other members find it valuable and engage a lot with your posts.

7. Valued Responder 

valued responder- new facebook group badge

You must be aware of Facebook’s recently introduced Q&A feature – an improved way to initiate conversations.

In case you aren’t, check out this BLOG and know everything about it.

Well, this badge is in association with it.

It’s for the members who consistently share valuable answers to the questions in a Facebook group.

Answering Facebook Group Badges FAQs

Ques. How to turn on badges for your Facebook group?

Ans. To add badges to your Facebook group, you must follow these steps:

a. From the left hand corner on your news feed, select the group you’d like to turn on badges for

choose the group for facebook group badge

b. Open group settings

select group settings

c. Click on pen icon beside badges

badges icon

d. You will see a list of all the member badges available for your Fb group. Choose the badges you want to enable for your group by checking the box against each one.

select group badges

e. Hit save

Ques. Facebook group badges not showing. What might be the reason for it? 

Ans. Ideally, Facebook group badges should be visible under your group settings if your group has over 50 members. You can follow the steps mentioned in the above question to  turn them on.

However, if Facebook group badges are missing from the settings section, you must raise the issue to group support. You get the group support option in the left side itself.

group support

When you click on it, a window will appear. In the text box below, describe your issue. You can even add screenshots.

group support 1

If due to some reason, your Facebook group does not have the support option, you can ‘Report the problem’ to Facebook from your personal account. For the same,

a. Click on the arrow facing down icon on the top right of Facebook


b. Select ‘Help & Support’

help and support

c. Click on ‘Report a Problem’

report a problem using facebook group badge

d. Hit ‘Something went wrong’ and tell Facebook about the broken feature

something went wrong

e. A dialog box will appear. Fill in the necessary details, and hit submit. You can choose to add screenshots

add details

Ques. How to see your badges on Facebook?

Ans. To see all your Facebook group badges, follow these steps:

a. Select the group from the left side of the news feed for which you’d like to see the badges

choose the group

b. Go to any of your recent posts / comments done in that group and click on your name

click on name

c. Your profile will open – On the left side, you’ll see your ‘Group Badges’ listed


Ques. How to manage badges in a Facebook group I’m a member of?

Ans. As a group member, you can always choose which badges appear next to your name. Here’s how you can manage them:

a. Select the group from the left side of the news feed for which you’d like to manage the badges

choose the group

b. Go to any of your recent posts done in that group and click on your name

click on name (1)

c. Your profile will open; Select ‘Edit Profile’

edit profile

d. Scroll down to the badges section and click on edit

edit badges

e. Click on the Facebook group badges you’d like to see/not see beside your name and hit done

group badges done

That’s all there is to Facebook group badges.

If you have any questions/concerns regarding this or anything else, feel free to drop them in the comments section.

Or post them in our Facebook group where thousands of admins constantly share their valuable suggestions and learnings.🙂

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