How to post anonymously to a Facebook group

How to post anonymously to a Facebook group

If you want to post something to a Facebook group without revealing your name, use Facebook’s anonymous posting feature. It’s easy to do, assuming a group admin has enabled the feature. We will show you how to use it.

What to know about anonymous Facebook posts

To create an anonymous post in a Facebook group, the group must have the feature enabled for that. Also, be aware that group admins, moderators, and the Facebook team can still see your name in your anonymous posts. Also, anonymous posts won’t show up immediately. You will need to wait for approval from an administrator or moderator.

If you are the admin of a group and would like to enable anonymous posting in your group, check the instructions at the end of this guide.

Post anonymously to a Facebook group

To create an anonymous post in a Facebook group, you can use any Facebook-supported device, such as Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook, iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

The steps for composing an anonymous post are pretty much the same on all devices. We will use the web version of Facebook to demonstrate the procedure in this guide.

To get started, launch a web browser on your computer and go to the Facebook site. When the site loads, from the left sidebar, select “Groups”.

On the “Groups” screen, from the left sidebar, select your group. Then, in the right pane, click on the “Anonymous post” option.

Facebook will open an “Anonymous post” window. Click “Create anonymous post” at the bottom of this window.

Click "Create anonymous post" in the "Anonymous post" window on the Facebook site.

You will now see a “Create Post” window. Here, click on the large text field and compose your message as you normally would. When done, at the bottom of the window, click “Submit”.

Compose a post and click "Submit" in the "Create Post" window of the Facebook site.

Facebook will send your post to the group’s admins and moderators. Your post will only be published if approved by an administrator or moderator.

And that’s how you post something in a group without revealing your identity!

How to enable anonymous posting in a Facebook group

To turn on anonymous posting in a Facebook group, you must be an admin of that group.

After confirming that you are an administrator, open the site of Facebook . On the site, from the sidebar on the left, select “Groups”, then choose your group.

On your group screen, from the “Administrative Tools” section on the left, select “Settings”.

Scroll down the “Settings” page to “Features”. Here, next to “Anonymous posting”, click on the pencil icon.

Select "Anonymous posting" on the "Settings" screen of a Facebook group.

In the “Anonymous Post” window that opens, from the “Anonymous Post” section at the bottom, choose “On”. Then, click “Save” at the bottom of the window.

Select "On" in the "Anonymous post" window on the Facebook site.

And you have successfully enabled anonymous posts in your Facebook group!

You can also opt out of anonymous posts in your group at any time. To do this, open the same “Anonymous post” window. In the “Anonymous posting” section, select “Disabled”. Then, click “Save” at the bottom of the window.

Select "Off" in the "Anonymous posting" window on the Facebook site.

And this is all.

It’s nice to see that Facebook has an option like this, where you can post certain content without revealing your name. This should work great for posts you don’t want your name to be published with, for various reasons.

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