p Back in January, we reported that Facebook was testing a new application questionnaire feature for Facebook Groups to help refine and improve the group membership process.
That test appears to have gone well – this week, The Social Network has confirmed that Group membership questions are being rolled out to all users.
As reported by TechCrunch, group admins will now be able to pose up to three questions for people requesting to join their Group to answer – this is what the layout of those questions looked like in the initial test phase.
This will enable Group admins to better manage the Group admission process, limiting infiltration by spammers and giving them additional control.
For example, you could make the questions simple, or incredibly detailed, dependent on what you’re looking for - this should then ensure that the people you do let in are actually interested and knowledgeable in the topic, and will therefore more likely become active participants.
The update's part of Facebook’s bigger push on Groups, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself highlighting the importance of Groups in his recent 6,000 word manifesto on the future of the platform.