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Facebook Clarifies that Buying Groups is Prohibited

Apparently, the sale of administrator permissions in Facebook Groups was in an unclear area of ​​the company’s use policies.

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Apparently, the sale of administrator permissions in Facebook Groups was in an unclear area of ​​the company’s use policies. That is why the social network has had to clarify that it is not allowed for Group administrators to sell their administrator rights.

“From now on, selling the management rights of a Group will be considered spam by Facebook.”

The need to make this statement comes from the huge increase of large companies making requests to administrators of Groups with many followers to buy (and not for little money) access and administration rights.

From Facebook, they approached this possibility stating that it is strictly forbidden to share the password with other people, to give access to any Facebook account or to transfer an account in the social network without the express permission of the company.

The keyword is “permission”, as it suggests that such transfers could take place under the consent and control of Facebook. In this way, you could carry out a record of these activities and add it to your metrics. Even so, it was not clear how this process could be requested, how it would be carried out, or what were the necessary requirements to transfer the control of a Group from one user to another.

In fact, transferring control of a Group from one person to another is a very simple process (you only have to provide access credentials), so it is possible that no users would seek to contact Facebook to request the change. From the social network they wanted to put an end to the ambiguity created by the possibility of “asking for permission” that was included in the policies.

After the increase of requests of purchase of Groups by companies (that without a doubt go back the enormous organic reach that these can provide) Facebook has declared that to sell rights of administration of a Group is, according to the rules of the platform, spam. Therefore, he will be persecuted.

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