Open groups are for public use. Closed or hidden groups are groups where the group information is only visible for its members. The group manager of a closed group has the right to choose how people can become a member of his group: by requesting access or by invitation. Becoming a member of a hidden group can only happen through an invitation.
Becoming a member of an open group
Everyone can become a member of an open group. Go to the concerning group and click on Become Member. You now are directly a member.
Becoming a member of a closed group
If you want to become a member of a closed group, there are two options:
- You can go to the group page and click on Request Access to the Group. The group manager then needs to accept your request, in order for you to become a group member.
- There are also closed groups where it is impossible to request access. For these groups, you need an invitation. Thus, you should ask manager for an invitation.
Becoming a member of a hidden group
To become a member of a hidden group you need to receive an invitation from the group manager.
Below is a short video where we go through the steps.
A complete explanation about the group page (with screenshots and instructions) can be found here.