You can join any public group that you like.
Step 1: Either go to the Group Directory by clicking on the Group tab on the main navigation bar, and simply click on ‘Join Group’ tab located below the group description.
You can also join by going to the group and clicking on the ‘Join group’ tab below the group image.
Step 2: Or join by accepting an invite to join a public group sent to you by another member (please see section below on accepting group invitations).
You can join a private group by requesting membership.
Step 1: Go to the Group Directory by clicking on the Group tab on the main navigation bar, and click on ‘Request Membership’ tab next to the private group. The Group Host will be notified of your request. He/she will decide whether to accept or decline your request for membership. If accepted you will automatically become a member of the group. If declined, you will receive a message informing you of the decision.
Step 2: OR you can join by accepting an invite to join a private group sent to you by another member (please see section below on accepting group invitations).
These groups are not displayed in the Group Directory and therefore you will not be able to see them. You will need to receive an invitation from the Group Host to join a Hidden Group. (Please see section below on accepting group invitations).
Accepting Group Invitations
Step 1: You may receive a group invite
- Either via an email notification if you have selected this option under My Account> Settings> Email Notifications> Groups
- Or in the ‘Notifications’ tab that you can see on the top left corner of any page near ‘My Account’ tab.
Step 2: If you would like to accept the invitation, click on the ‘Accept’ button and if not, click on the ‘Reject’ button.