For a lot of people, there is a great deal of confusion between Facebook pages and Facebook Groups.  The distinctions may seem subtle at first glance, but once we look closer, we can see that the difference is great.

Groups

“Groups” are just that – a grouping of Facebook users. 

If you want a place where a group of people can collaborate – upload images, videos, and message to the group, Groups are the way to go.

 Pages

A celebrity, business, or brand can create a Facebook Page to share information, interact with their fans, and create a more engaging presence on Facebook. Pages are distinct presences that are optimized to represent a business, and are separate from user profiles. Like profiles, you can add applications (apps) to a page to make them more interesting.  Facebook users don’t ‘belong’ to a page – but are ‘fans’ of a page.

If you’ve accidentally started a Group, but meant to create a page, there isn’t really anything you can do except create the page, and invite everyone from the group to become a fan.

For any user’s profile that you can see, you will notice the pages that they are fans of, along with the groups to which they belong, listed at the bottom of their profile info page:

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