We have the following tools available for you to engage and drive a deeper connection between you and your community of players.
There's a new Video Games group type designed to help build a strong relationship between game developers and their gaming community. As a group administrator, you can change your group type to Video Games. This will allow us to track growth and engagement in these groups and enable gaming-specific features that support deeper integration between the group members and the game.
You can find these under the [...] button > Edit group settings:
After changing your group type, you can now add games related to this group.
In the advanced settings for your app, you can either link one of your existing Facebook pages to your game or you can create a new page and link it to your game.
The following example creates a new page for your game. Note that the name of the page must contain the name of the app and the page must be in the App Page category.
You can use Groups for Pages as a Page Admin to create new Facebook Groups, or to link your Page to existing Facebook Groups. When a Facebook Group is connected to a Page, you can act as your gaming brand or development studio to administer and interact in your Group. These Facebook Groups are also listed on your Page, making it easy for fans to discover them.
You can follow these instructions to get started:
There are now badges to reflect the different group roles: Admin, Moderator, New Member. This makes it easier for you to identify fellow administrators or your fellow players that you interacting with.
This feature is currently available only on Android and PC web. iOS support will be rolling out soon.
You can configure your group settings via the [...] button and selecting Edit Group Settings.
Get help by adding a moderator. Moderators are like admins, but with limited controls. They can help you manage membership and review posts without having access to group settings.
Turn commenting off on a post. If a conversation is headed in the wrong direction, turn off commenting to help cool things down from the [...] button in the post:
Encourage members to report. Members can report objectionable posts and comments to you for you to take action on. Create a post encouraging them to help you keep the group safe.
For groups that need close management, admins can turn on post-approval. Turning on post approval will require an admin to approve all posts before they go live in the group as shown below:
As a game developer or publisher, you should create a Facebook Page and associate it with your gaming brand. When creating a new page for your gaming brand, you can configure the following gaming categories for your page by following the flow:
Businesses > Media / News Company > Game Publisher
Gaming Video Creator
Public Figures > Video Creator > Gaming Video Creator
Public Figure > Professional Gamer
Businesses > Sports and Recreation > Sports League > Esports League
Businesses > Sports and Recreation > Sports Team > Esports Team
When editing an existing page, you can type in the category directly as shown:
Reward your players for watching game video streams on Facebook from Pages you designate.