Facebook launches mentoring program for groups

Some Facebook groups can be very useful, for example to have advice, expand your network or get support. And soon they will also be able to find mentors.

Facebook launches mentoring program for groups

Indeed, the number one social network has just presented a mentoring program for certain categories of groups.

"More than 200 million people on Facebook are members of groups they consider significant," says Gabriel Cohen, Product Manager. "They use groups to create and encourage communities of support around topics that concern them." Today we are mentoring Facebook groups to make it easier for people who want to get help to reach their goals and connect with other members of their community who have the experience or expertise Necessary ".

The social network started testing this feature last year. And according to his explanations, this has for example allowed two mothers (members of a group dedicated to parents of children LGBTQIA) to help each other. In another group, mentoring would have allowed a member to get the assistance needed to make his or her passion (making soap) a real business.

How does it work?

First of all, the mentoring program must be created by the group administrator from proposed models. Topics such as career advancement, skills development or encouragement and support are mentioned by Facebook.
Once the program is created, members sign up to become mentors or mentors. And it is the administrator who deals with the linking.
Then the progression is done via a guided program. And mentors and mentors are encouraged to make the point every week.

Confidentiality level, "mentoring is based on confidentiality and security." All communications between a mentor and a mentor are only visible in both. People can report problems to Facebook, and they have access to the same reporting and blocking features that are available on Facebook, says Facebook. On the other hand, the programme is only accessible to those who are over the age of 18. And this new feature is only available at the moment in a few groups dedicated to parenthood, professional groups as well as in groups on personal development.

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