The new options are an extension of the platform’s already existing Branded Content tools. These sponsored posts will also include a ‘Paid Partnership’ tag which indicates that the posts are funded. Facebook explained that the company has created monetization tools across various surfaces to help people, as well as organizations, generate a reliable amount of money. Facebook is excited to roll out a new set of tools that allow communities to monetize their engaged Facebook Group audience by partnering with marketers, the company added.
With these new options, Facebook Group admins will now have a clear process for partnering with marketers. The company also provides paid subscription tools for some Facebook Groups which is another way for Group admins to generate money while they build their communities on the platform.
The new sponsored post options would be very valuable since more than 1 billion people regularly engage within Facebook Groups. According to the social media platform, nearly half of those users who regularly engage within Groups, participate in what the company calls ‘very meaningful Facebook Groups.’ This indicates that several Facebook users engage over very specific topics within Groups- and reaching those users with related offers could be very beneficial for marketers to boost brand awareness.
Admins of public Facebook Groups with more than 1,000 members will be able to use the new sponsored post options. Furthermore, your Facebook Groups also has to adhere to the Monetization Eligibility Standards of the platform. This means that admins cannot break the rules of Facebook’s platform, and they also need to be located in an eligible region.