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 on Facebook 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 Facebook 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:
- What exactly are Facebook group badges
- The complete list of Fb group badges that exist
- Some FAQs like – how to turn on badges for your Facebook group, why FB badges are not showing for your group, and more
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.
These icons next to names on Facebook appear in all group posts, comments, and member profiles.
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: Group badges on Facebook are available for communities 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
Here is a list of all the Facebook badges 2021.
Admin and Moderator
All the admins and moderators of a group will have these badges respectively alongside their names. The first image is that of the Facebook group admin badge while the second one is the moderator badge.
The Facebook admin badge and moderator badge helps group members (especially the new ones) identify them easily, making it easier to seek help whenever needed.
Seen the Facebook hand next to name of a group member?
Well, that’s the new member badge. It appears next to the name of every new member added in your Facebook group in the last two weeks.
This FB badge is 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.
Available mostly in newly created groups, the Facebook founding member 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.
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.
Wondering how to become a conversation starter on Facebook?
Initiate some relevant and highly valuable discussions in the Facebook group you’re a part of. Do that often and you’ll earn the Facebook conversation starters badge in no time.
Wondering what is a rising star on Facebook?
Well, it’s an attempt to acknowledge all the enthusiastic souls who have started to participate in group conversations within the first month itself.
The Facebook rising star badge appears for all the new members whose posts get the most comments and reactions.
For all those who can’t spark a conversation without sharing relevant photos and videos, the visual storyteller Facebook badge is for you. Mostly because other members find it valuable and engage a lot with your posts.
To put it simply- all those who provide immense value to the group by means of images and videos stand a chance to land the Facebook visual storyteller 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.
It’s for the members who consistently share valuable answers to the questions in a Facebook group.
With Facebook’s new group expert feature, admins can easily designate knowledgeable members as ‘experts’ in their groups. When they do, members will have to accept the proposal post which a group expert badge on Facebook is displayed against their names. This group expert badge signifies a person’s expertise in a subject matter.
As Facebook tells – “This will make it easier for others to spot informative or insightful posts and comments, and admins can collaborate with these members to host Q&As, respond to members’ questions, and share perspectives. Furthermore, we believe that group experts will support admins in fostering quality conversations and make it easier to discover valuable content, ultimately making for a more meaningful experience for members.”
The all-new group ambassador badge recognises members who help your group grow by inviting others to join it.
It will certainly help admins acknowledge their group ambassadors for their coveted actions. It’s also likely that this badge would encourage other group members to share the group’s content or invite their family and friends as they seem fit, seeing this is what their community peers do naturally.
An amazing thing is that this badge appears alongside members’ names and is visible across group posts, comments, member group profile for the next 30 days only if they choose to display it.
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
b. Open group settings
c. Click on pen icon beside badges
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.
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.
When you click on it, a window will appear. In the text box below, describe your issue. You can even add screenshots.
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’
c. Click on ‘Report a Problem’
d. Hit ‘Something went wrong’ and tell Facebook about the broken feature
e. A dialog box will appear. Fill in the necessary details, and hit submit. You can choose to add screenshots
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
b. Go to any of your recent posts / comments done in that group and click on your 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
b. Go to any of your recent posts done in that group and click on your name
c. Your profile will open; Select ‘Edit Profile’
d. Scroll down to the badges section and click on edit
e. Click on the Facebook group badges you’d like to see/not see beside your name and hit done
That’s all there is to Facebook group badges. While they are surely a great engagement generator, you can check out this blog to understand about the other ways you can keep your group members active and engaged. 👇🏻
If you have any questions/concerns regarding this or anything else, feel free to drop them in the comments section.
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