How to create a Facebook Group
Create Facebook Groups to share certain information with certain Facebook friends.
If Facebook's newhas you thinking more about how you are sharing information on the site, one easy tool at your disposal is Facebook Groups. A group lets you share different information--status updates, photos, links, and so on--with different subsets of your Facebook friends. Create a group of local friends and another one of old high-school buddies so that your neighbors on Facebook don't have to listen to the intricate plans surrounding your 20th high-school reunion. Or create a group that includes everyone but your mother, who recently surprised you with her Facebook presence.
To create a Facebook Group, click on the Home button to view your News Feed. In the left-hand column, you'll see a "Create Group..." link. It brings up a small pop-up window, where you can name your group and add members. You can also select one of three privacy settings:
Open: Anyone can see the group, who's in it, and what members post.
Closed: Anyone can see the group and who's in it. Only members see posts.
Secret: Only members see the group, who's in it, and what members post.
Each member you add to the group will then get an e-mail, alerting them to the formation of the group and their inclusion in it.
Leaving a group is as easy as creating one. On the group page, just find the Leave Group link in the right-hand column. If you do leave a group, however, you'll have to request to be added back should you ever want to rejoin.