With this new feature, Facebook group administrators of professional and personal development groups will have the possibility to create mentoring networks.
With the aim of generating a network of collaboration between experts and apprentices, Facebook launched a mentoring platform for its groups.
Amid a turbulent season in which it lost part of its market value, in addition to always being questioned for not guarding the privacy of its users, Facebook made a positive move with the launching of a mentorship feature on its platform.
Mentorship for Groups feature intends to build and foster support communities on specific topics with tyhe guidancve of its more experienced users; Facebook hopes this will encourage its users to achieve goals of all kinds and to promote relationships that are more productive.
How to use it? Administrators create a mentoring program within their groups; they choose templates and establish objectives (such as professional advancement, skill development, encouragement, and support.)
Users register and the administrator assigns them a mentor. Subsequently, peers are appointed (other members with a similar level of knowledge) with whom they can share and comment on their publications.
Mentors and apprentices receive step-by-step guidance to incite meaningful interactions, through a program that encourages participation and collaboration at least once a week.
This feature is available only to people over 18 years of age within selected groups focused on professional and personal development.
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