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Private vs. Public Groups

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2017 12:56PM PST

If you are a member of a Nextdoor neighborhood, you can create a group within the neighborhood for your neighbors who share the same interest. Your group can be public or private. Here are the differences between the two types:

Public groups:

  • Are open to anyone in the neighborhood.
  • Allow any neighbor to join the group immediately, without waiting for approval.
  • Allow any neighbor to read the group's messages, whether or not they have joined.
  • Have public member lists.

Private groups:

  • Are limited to just the people a moderator adds or approves.
  • Have messages which are only viewable by the members of the group.
  • Have private member lists.


Joining an existing group
Adding a member to a group
Creating a group


Last Updated: Feb 21, 2017 12:56PM PST
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