No, Facebook isn’t getting rid of your secret group


Facebook announced a big change on Wednesday, but don’t worry: secret groups aren’t going away. 

“For Facebook Groups, people have historically been able to choose between being public, closed or secret settings for their group,” wrote Product Manager for Facebook Groups Jordan Davis. “To better match people’s expectations and help provide more clarity, we’re rolling out a new simplified privacy model for Groups — public and private.”

The change makes it sound like Facebook is getting rid of its secret group option altogether. But, that’s not true. It’s just a name change.

“Closed groups will now be Private and Visible in Search, and Secret groups will become Private and Hidden in Search,” confirmed a Facebook spokesperson in a statement to Mashable. Read more…

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