Mar 23, 2009
A few weeks back I was thinking about converting a Facebook Group I have into a Page. So I was looking through the Facebook “Help” pages and wondering if there was a mechanism for doing this. There was.
In fact, Facebook would do it for you. I put a request in for them to do this. I waited and having not heard back from them in these weeks, I thought I’d check up on it.
Turns out, now:
We’re no longer able to convert Facebook Groups into Pages. You’re welcome to create a Page and notify your Group members that you’ll be using the Page instead of the Group going forward. If your Group has too many members to send them a message, we unfortunately aren’t able to provide you with any other solutions for how you might contact them about this change.
It’s pretty obvious that a Group admin would especially be looking into an automated option if the Group had a lot of members. It’s doubly irking that there’s no indication as to what motivated their change of heart. Was it technical? Or was it sociological?
Anyway, I’m now wondering if I should bother since apparently there’s no way to invite “Fans” to your Page whereas there still is with Groups.