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Blog entry Groups - The Why, How And Where

23 August 2010

One of the most exciting features of the new Freerice is the ability to create a group. By creating a group, not only will you officially be able to claim that you have groupies, you will also be able to track the amount of rice that you and your group have raised.

Groups can be open or by invitation only. Any player on Freerice can join open groups, whereas the "Invite Only" groups are closed and players are only able to join if they have been sent an invitation. You can send an invite through Facebook, or by sharing the invitation link.

To create a group:
- Sign up for a Freerice account and log in
- Select "Groups"/"Create Group" in the top navigation area
- Select "Invite your Facebook Friends" if it is a closed group to allow your friends to join
- Choose a group name (note: this cannot be changed later on)
- Add a picture to represent your group (note: this cannot be changed later on. Maximum of 50x50px)
- Add a description
- Adding an external url is optional
- Choose between "Open" and "Invite Only"
- Choose a category, several categories or select "All Categories"
- Select "Create"

And that's all there is to it.

Let the race begin!

You can keep track of your group's total by visiting your "My Groups"

Other ways to use groups? Compare your group to others, hold a school tournament with each classroom creating its own group, find like-minded individuals, promote your brand/cause/idea, play with other subject specialists, etc.

Comments
Sat, 08/11/2012 - 18:20 BROOKLYN2000

How Do I Get A Photo In My File??

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 11:37 Team Freerice

To publish a photo to your group, simply go to your group profile (you can find a list of your created and joined groups, when logged in, on http://freerice.com/groups/my My Groups List) and click "edit". Then

1. Click the "upload" button next to "Picture" field
2. Browse to where the image file is stored on your computer
3. Ensure the file name does not include any unusual characters
4. Either double click the file or click "Open"
5. Click "save" at the bottom of the Freerice page, or continue editing the page

To invite friends to join your group, you simply need to share you group profile link with them. Once they've registered and logged into Freerice, they will see a "Join" option on your group profile.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 22:52 WyomingGirl9

omg i agree HOW DO I UPLOAD A PIC PLEASEEEE HELP MEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 06:36 JACK ANDREWS

how do i invite someone to my group

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 00:58 End world hunger 4ever

How do o upload a picture for my group?

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 01:35 acookiemonzter

help me put a picture on

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 01:32 acookiemonzter

help me how do u put a picture on and join my groups redwings and cookiemonzters

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 19:22 Dakota B.

Do you like pokemon? Are you registered for freerice? Then join PLAH (Pokemon Lovers Against Hunger)

-Dakota B., Leader of PLAH

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 03:54 SkilledSniper1

How do you make a picture for yourself?!?!?!?!?!?!

Fri, 11/18/2011 - 06:33 nwojtz

how do you publish a picture for yourself? not for a group. PLEASE JOIN MY GROUP! it is called: Make a Difference!!

Fri, 11/18/2011 - 06:27 nwojtz

How do you put a picture on your own profile? not a group. p.s- PLEASE JOIN MY GROUP: Make a Difference!!

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 02:14 pat27

how do you make a picture for youreself

Sat, 04/09/2011 - 04:10 penny_rose

How do you change your own picture, for yourself?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 21:53 hammy0137

SURE!!! I'm a new joiner to freerice, and I'd like to join some groups:):):):)

Sat, 09/04/2010 - 17:01 AWBP

Please join my group, United. I aim to make a change. Won't you join me?

Thu, 09/02/2010 - 18:31 abby

@MrBaseballWorld - to upload an image when you create a group, click on the button "Upload" next to the field for Picture. You will be given the chance to browse your computer and select your image.

Type in your Group Name into the Group Name field, and enter the other details for your group.

Then click "Create" at the bottom of the page, and away you go!

Thu, 09/02/2010 - 07:50 MrBaseballWorld

Can't figure out how to upload ae picture or I would start a group :(

Wed, 09/01/2010 - 06:26 ilovetosmile

So much fun to help people who really need it! :-)

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 12:36 raazish

Happy over the developments...

Thu, 08/26/2010 - 06:32 Xfactor

Wow this tottaly awesome and a lot better than the old Freerice. I cant stop donating rice!!!!

Thu, 08/26/2010 - 01:49 sophia3

I love this website! It makes me and my brother feel good that by doing something small, we help out big. :)

Wed, 08/25/2010 - 10:10 abby

Great news Goodnews! :)

Wed, 08/25/2010 - 05:55 Marvin Tran

This new feature of freerice is actually pretty cool.

Tue, 08/24/2010 - 21:45 pinksharpii

I really like the idea of a school tournament. If a bunch of teachers got together and did that, a lot of rice could be donated, even from just one school.

Tue, 08/24/2010 - 20:55 Goodnews

my group is in first place today

Tue, 08/24/2010 - 19:43 Rowen Ravera

This is so great! Well done!

Mon, 08/23/2010 - 13:46 Graham Bell

Cool!

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