Back To School (Email Addresses That Is) – Facebook Adds Groups For Schools

The world’s largest social networking site is going back to its roots … well kinda.  When Facebook launched having a college email address was a requirement to join.  Those days are long gone, but they are bringing back email-based verification for a new feature, “Groups For Schools.”

These new groups are based around a particular school and will have different features and functionality than traditional groups.  The examples used show many suggested groups including pick-up sports games on campus, class based groups, and course based groups.  Of course one must have a specific school based email address to join.

In addition to group posting and sharing, these new groups for schools with have enhanced features including file sharing.  Just when will these changes be rolling out?  There is no clear answer, but users can expedite the process by signing up on the Facebook form.  For more information see the official Facebook blog post.


Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Facebook | Facebook: Business Issues


About The Author: is the Director of Marketing for Cypress North, a company that specializes in social media and search marketing services and web-based application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 6+ years and specializes in Social Media Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

Connect with the author via: Email | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn

Marketing Day:

Get the top marketing stories daily!  


Other ways to share:

Read before commenting! We welcome constructive comments and allow any that meet our common sense criteria. This means being respectful and polite to others. It means providing helpful information that contributes to a story or discussion. It means leaving links only that substantially add further to a discussion. Comments using foul language, being disrespectful to others or otherwise violating what we believe are common sense standards of discussion will be deleted. You can read more about our comments policy here.

Comments are closed.

Get Our News, Everywhere!

Daily Email:

Follow Marketing Land on Twitter @marketingland Like Marketing Land on Facebook Follow Marketing Land on Google+ Subscribe to Our Feed! Join our LinkedIn Group Check out our Tumblr! See us on Pinterest


Click to watch SMX conference video

Join us at one of our SMX or MarTech events:

United States


Australia & China

Learn more about: SMX | MarTech

Free Daily Marketing News!

Marketing Day is a once-per-day newsletter update - sign up below and get the news delivered to you!