Want to join a Facebook Group? Get ready to take a quiz

Facebook is now letting creators of Groups screen potential group members by issuing a three-question quiz, part of a larger effort by Facebook to dole out more tools to Group Admins and filter out potential abusers or trolls from private Groups.

The new feature rollout for Groups was reported earlier today by TechCrunch. It lives within the Group settings, where Group Admins can opt to “Ask Pending Members Questions” and create up to three questions that will be presented to people requesting to join the Group. As TechCrunch points out, only admins and moderators can see the answers to the questions.

Based on our experiments so far, it seems as though admins from “Open” and “Closed” groups have the option, but admins of a “Secret” group don’t. Presumably, if you’re maintaining a secret group, you’re already screening members; but we’ve reached out to Facebook to verify that’s how the questionnaire will work.

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