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These are the 11 best Facebook groups for all your tech gripes

If you belong to any Facebook Groups, you know they can be a great way to communicate with others about a given topic and for people to share their opinions and tips and tricks. Facebook Groups let you post photos, answer questions, and get access to content on any number of topics. Nowhere is this more welcome than when you’re trying to access technology help and need answers quick.

Anybody can set up and manage their own Facebook private groups and decide who is allowed to join. With over 6,000 groups out there, there are many to choose from and check out. There are a lot of private Facebook computer groups that welcome questions and gripes and whose members are more than happy to share their expertise.

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Facebook Groups for laptops

This 100% free help and advice Group for everything from PC desktops and laptops to MacBooks and tablets has 12,000 members at the ready to help you diagnose problems, get do-it-yourself (DIY) repair advice, and use video consultations to walk you through an issue. Similarly, the Computer and Technology Group has 10,000 members for all questions about “Macs and PCs, vintage PCs and Macs, phones, tablets, and game systems.”

If you’re a teacher looking for tech help, there’s a group for you as well. Tech Tips for Teachers is a group of over 3,000 teachers that share “technology tips and tricks” that can “add immense value to your classroom.” This would be a welcome addition for teachers who continue to navigate both in-person and distance learning.

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Facebook Groups for TVs

All Electronics and TV Repair boasts a community of 66,000 and will help with repair, support, and questions about your TV, smart TV, or other electronics. Here’s another option: Unlike the previous Group, the TV Repair Group is public, so any questions or comments can be seen by the general public and your Facebook connections. Both are great options and may save you a service call if it’s an easy fix that you can do yourself with the advice of others who have had a smilier experience.

Facebook Groups for Amazon and Google

There’s a Group for everything under the sun when it comes to Amazon. From coupon codes and special deals to Amazon seller performance and hacks and tips for Amazon Echo products, there is a Group for you. Just make sure you know if the Group is public or private (which you will have to ask to join), so you know where your information is appearing.

Similarly, for Google, if you have questions about Google Home, there is a Google Home User Group that provides answers related to Home, including tech support from over 12,000 members. There is a similarly-sized Group for Google Sheets that allows its member to share spreadsheets, Google Sheets, app script/JavaScript, and related Google Sheet tools, tips, and solutions. Whatever the Google product you need help with, there’s a Group available.

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Facebook Groups for appliances

If you’re here looking for help on an appliance, check out the Facebook Group Appliance Repair Help and Questions. Simply post your problem as well as the brand and model number, and one of their experts will try to help out. This goes for everything from refrigerators, freezers, and microwaves to washers and dryers, stoves, and anything else that needs repair. We could all use a little help in this department, especially with the overuse of all of our appliances after being home during the pandemic.

A few things to know if you are thinking about joining a Facebook Group or creating one of your own.

  • Any Facebook user can make a Group.
  • When you join a Group, be it private or public, your Facebook friends might see that you’ve joined it.
  • If you join Group and decide it’s not for you, not to worry. Leaving a Group will not notify the other members of your actions.

If you do decide to create your own Group, only you and anyone you make an admin has the power to invite someone to join. You can also control which comments get deleted and can ban members if they aren’t following the Group guidelines. Within a Group itself, you can create events, upload pictures, and share files with other members. This can be a great way of providing tech support because you can see and read what others share.

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