How to Edit the About Section of a Facebook Group

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The "About" section of a Facebook group is a very important feature for attracting new members and retaining old ones. The purpose and objectives of the group are explained in this section. For example, a group for a project team might describe the goals of the project. And if no one has given a description for the group, any member can do so. But only group admins can edit the description if it already exists.



So how can you edit the About section? In this article, we'll show you how to edit the About section of your Facebook group and explain why this section is important.

How to Edit the About Section of a Facebook Group on an iPhone

Using your phone to access Facebook is quite convenient. You still have all the options you would have with a PC, including editing and group management. The steps to edit the About section of a Facebook group from your iPhone are as follows:

  1. Launch Facebook.
  2. Go to your group. To find it, enter the group's name in the search field, then choose it from the search results.
  3. Select "Manage Button" under the group's cover image.
  4. Choose "Group Settings".
  5. Type the text you want to appear in the About the group section.
  6. To save the changes, press "Save".

How to Edit the About Section of a Facebook Group on an Android

The Facebook app for Android also gives you the ability to edit your groups. The steps to edit the About sections are as follows:



  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Find your group. To locate it, type the group's name in the search box, then choose it from the results.
  3. Select "star icon" on the cover photo to the right of the group.
  4. Tap "Group Settings".
  5. Enter the description you want to appear in the About section of the group.
  6. To save the changes, press "Save".

How to Edit the About Section of a Facebook Group on an iPad

Editing the About section of a Facebook group on an iPad is similar to editing it on an iPhone. It might be slightly more convenient due to the larger screen and keyboard that can be connected to the iPad.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open Facebook.
  2. Go to your group. To find it, type the name of the group in the search box, then choose it from the results.
  3. Select "star shield icon" in the upper right corner.
  4. Select "Group Settings".
  5. Enter the text you want to appear in the About section of the group.
  6. To save the changes, click "Save".

How to Edit the About Section of a Facebook Group on PC

You can edit the About section of your Facebook group from your Windows or Mac computer. It's a simple process, and it can be done in two ways. To get started, you must first be logged into Facebook.


From there, follow these steps:


  1. Click on the search box at the top of your browser window in the blue menu bar.
  2. Type the name of the group you want to edit. When you enter the name of your group, matching results will appear in a drop-down list.
  3. In the search results, select the group name. This will take you to the group's homepage.
  4. Scroll down to 'DESCRIPTION' and click 'Edit'. If there is no group description on the page yet, you will see "Add description" instead of "Edit". You can only update the group description if you are the group admin. If you don't have admin access in a group, you won't see the Edit button.
  5. Edit the text box by clicking on it. You can edit the description of the existing group or delete it and start over.
  6. Click on “Save”.

Another way to edit the About section is to access your group from the “Groups” menu. This can be done by following these steps:


  1. From the drop-down menu on the left, select Groups. This button is located on the left side of your News Feed in the “EXPLORE” portion of the drop-down menu. If you can't find Groups in the menu, go to the bottom of the "EXPLORE" section and click on "See all...".
  2. Select the Groups tab. This will provide a list of all the groups you are currently a member of, including those you are an admin of.
  3. To edit a group, click the gear icon next to it.
  4. Click on the “Group Settings” button. This will take you to the Group Info page, where you can edit the About section, group name, icon, type, tags, and location, among others.
  5. Edit the text field next to "Description" by clicking it and dragging it to the right.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Save".

Additional FAQs

How can I find a list with all my groups?

To see a list of your groups, the steps are:


1. Click on “Groups” in the left menu of your News Feed. Click "See more" if you don't see Groups.

2. You will see "Groups you manage" and "Groups you have joined" in the left menu.

3. Click on "See more" to display a list of all the groups you manage or of which you are a member.

How can I create a Facebook group?

1. Select the + button in the upper right corner of Facebook.

2. Click on “Group”.

3. Enter the name of your group.

4. Choose the privacy setting. If you choose private, you can choose to make your group public or hidden.

5. Invite users to join your group.

6. Click on the "Create" button.

After creating your group, you can customize it by adding a cover photo and description.

How can I check if my group is visible or hidden?

You can check if a group is public or hidden in the About group section. If your group is visible, anyone can find the group in Facebook search and other places. If your group is hidden, only members can locate the group through Facebook search or other search locations.

To check if a group is visible or hidden, follow these steps:

1. Click on "Groups" in the left menu of your News Feed and choose your group. Click "See more" if you don't see Groups.

2. If you are a member of the group, go to the left menu and choose "About". Scroll down to the group description if you are not a member of the group.

3. “Visible” or “Hidden” will appear below the group description and privacy level.

First impressions count

The first thing Facebook users see is the group's About section. It provides them with information about the group and its members. Based on the description, they can decide if the group is something they are interested in and if they should join. Regularly updating the About section also lets members know that the group is active. This attracts new members and keeps existing members interested in staying in the group.

Are you part of a Facebook group? Are you an administrator of one? Let us know in the comment section below!

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