Is there an Admin role or permissions in Facebook Messenger?
July 5, 2017 5:08 PM   Subscribe

Several people and I have started a Facebook Messenger group chat for coordinating local Pokemon Go Raids (ALL THE TYRANITAR!). Naturally the group has started to grow in number and there some potentially troublesome people who've been added to the group. Is there any sort of permissions or admin roles within Facebook Messenger?

Specifically, are there admin roles? I started the chat, so does that give me any sort of special permissions I might have or be able to grant to others? Is it possible to remove someone from the group chat in a way that prevents anyone else from adding them back? Is it possible to only allow certain people to add people to the group chat? Is there help group for non-developers (aka users) of the App?
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
No. You need to move your Facebook group chat to a Facebook Group. Or move to Slack.
posted by DarlingBri at 5:13 PM on July 5, 2017 [3 favorites]

Yeah, sounds like the kind of thing more suited to a Facebook Group anyway.
posted by ryanbryan at 5:24 PM on July 5, 2017

It's a group chat spinoff from a Facebook Group, so that won't work, lol.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:27 PM on July 5, 2017

Seconding the suggestion of moving to Slack. Or Telegram or GroupMe. Any of those will do what you want. Sylph Road is also putting out a Raid Co-ordination tool called Radio, that may be worth looking into once they get it out of beta, but I don't know how well that's set up from a moderation standpoint.
posted by radwolf76 at 6:05 PM on July 5, 2017

Why can't it? Just create another group.
posted by ryanbryan at 8:47 PM on July 5, 2017

Because herding cats is very difficult!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:11 PM on July 5, 2017

Discord! At least in my city that is where all pokemon coordinating goes on.
posted by k8t at 12:05 AM on July 6, 2017

Thanks for the suggestions for other apps, but the question really is about Facebook Messenger e.g. few people want to download or open another App.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:29 AM on July 6, 2017 [1 favorite]

I think as message starter you might be able to remove participants but can't delegate that power to others. Not sure about perma banning either- but there might be a way to restrict who can loop in others?

Sorry I don't have specific fb howtos but I'm fairly sure it is possible - keep looking.
posted by freethefeet at 5:10 AM on July 6, 2017

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