The 25 Facebook Groups with Over 1 Million Members

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For those looking to find the next great app or campaign idea on Facebook, turning to what Facebook users are already doing on the site with the basic tools Facebook provides can often be instructive. So, what can we learn from the 25 Facebook Groups that have reached at least 1 million members?

  • Facebook users love to be a part of a group that’s about breaking records. Two of the largest groups on Facebook, including the largest at over 5.8 million members, are simply about forming the largest Facebook Group, and nothing more.
  • Facebook users love genealogy. Groups based on “social experiments” to see who’s related are very popular – much like some of the largest Facebook applications.
  • Facebook users love to use Facebook Groups to protest Facebook. Ironically, whenever there’s a big change on the site, most users use the site itself to protest the site, presumably because it offers the best functionality for building a movement.
  • Facebook Groups can be effectively used to promote causes.
  • Brands can subtly use Facebook groups for promotion. For example, Portaflores.com and Tramp Magazine both have groups with more than 1 million people. Users have also started Facebook Groups either supporting (1,000,000 Strong for Stephen T Colbert) or “against” (I Dont care How Comfortable Crocs Are, You Look Like A Dumbass) brands, too.

With the new Facebook redesign, Facebook Groups don’t have nearly as much visibility on the home page stream. This could be a great time for creative marketers to borrow some best practices for their campaigns. So, without further ado…

The 25 Facebok Groups with Over 1 Million Members

1. Let’s break a Guinness Record! 2010! The Largest Group on Facebook! (5,894,904 members)

2. Six Degrees Of Separation – The Experiment (4,437,060 members)

3. Feed a Child with just a Click! (4,206,122 members)

4. We Will Not Pay To Use Facebook. We Are Gone If This Happens (4,163,024 members)

5. Facebook Developers (3,352,805 members)

6. Let’s set and break a Guiness Record!!!! Approved by guinnessworldrecords.c (2,730,202 members)

7. MILLIONS AGAINST FACEBOOK’s NEW LAYOUT & TERMS OF SERVICE (2,671,766 members)

8. 2.4 MILLION STRONG GROUP FOR GENERAL DISCUSSION. INVITE ALL! (2,477,345 members)

9. We Will Not Pay To Use Facebook. We Are Gone If This Happens ►► INVITE ALL! (2,198,890 members)

10. Can We Get All Facebook Users in one group ???? by Danilo Mastrantoni (2,028,955 members)

11. If you remember this you grew up in the 90′s … ->hahagreat.com (1,911,224 members)

12. ENCUENTRA A TU DOBLE EN FACEBOOK… ¡GRATIS! (1,909,917 members)

13. Petition Against the “New Facebook” (1,744,735 members)

14. We Hate The New Facebook, so STOP CHANGING IT!!! (1,591,344 members)

15. I Dont care How Comfortable Crocs Are, You Look Like A Dumbass. ->fan FHS (1,456,757 members)

16. COMO PONER EL FACEBOOK DE ANTES (APLICACION) (1,392,429 members)

17. L’ ALBERO GENEALOGICO (1,366,747 members)

18. Ultimate Social Experiment™ (1,359,792 members)

19. ÁRBOL GENEALÓGICO MUNDIAL (1,299,463 members)

20. The Largest Facebook Group Ever (1,287,632 members)

21. I Want To Punch Slow Walking People In The Back Of The Head (1,281,507 members)

22. I Love to party – Let’s find 10,000,000 people strong! (1,250,993 members)

23. 1,000,000 Strong For Stephen T Colbert (1,194,635 members)

24. SI VAS A REGALARME FLORES, QUE SEAN DE PORTAFLORES.COM (1,125,103 members)

25. I bet I can still find 1,000,000 people who dislike George Bush! (1,000,318 members)

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53 Responses to “The 25 Facebook Groups with Over 1 Million Members”

  1. GoldStrikeMississippi says:

    great list, thanks for it.

  2. Dabitch says:

    That’s a hilarious list. :)

  3. Mark says:

    The crocs group and the 90′s group are both being leveraged by companies.

  4. Aye Ray says:

    You’re missing “When I was your age, pluto was a planet”

  5. drew. says:

    i looked these up. the steven colbert was the only one thats true to the list.

  6. Jaclyn Hawtin Abstract Expresionistic Artist says:

    Nice work guys! That’s a lot of groups, I really liked the crock one. LOL

  7. Jaclyn Hawtin Abstract Expressionistic Artist says:

    Nice work guys! That’s a lot of groups, I really liked the crock one. LOL

    oops I spelled that wrong.

  8. Jaclyn Hawtin Abstract Expressionistic Artist says:

    Nice work guys! That’s a lot of groups, I really liked the crock one. LOL

  9. Eric Doyle says:

    You missed Michael Jackson with 10,322,268 fans

  10. James Lyons says:

    none of these groups exist, i searched them all, and they either dont exist or they dont have that many people, terrible list.

  11. 1capecoral says:

    Is it me or nobody can even access those groups??
    Seems they have a wrong URL…

  12. iopred says:

    the Michael Jackson one is a PAGE. check your facts please before trolling :)

  13. momi says:

    i dont know who make this list… michael jackson has more than 10 million fans…

  14. Frank says:

    PeopleString ‘Where You Own the Web’. It is the new wave in relationship and social communities; it has the Creativity, Culture, Expressive Forums and places to meet new people and network; but now it combines all that with giving you a share in the revenues that are created by the users of the website. Don’t have to pay here……….http://www.peoplestring.com/?u=bestcashplan

  15. ??? says:

    the group stewart griffin has 1.9 million

  16. Severica Vintila says:

    great list, thanks for all

  17. john says:

    join our Kar!!! http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257311492187&ref=ts#/group.php?gid=257311492187&ref=ts

  18. Mehmet Bahadir says:

    GALATASARAY
    2.514.518

  19. Person :) says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/FarmVille?ref=ts

    thats the biggest group it has 18 million members

    its farmville

  20. sophie says:

    Barack Obama has 7,328,806 fans

  21. Jtown says:

    “I’m with Coco” should make the list soon.

  22. Kirill says:

    OMG! you guys are so retarded look at the group
    “No school days on Friday, need 5,000,000 to pass” it’s got 1.5 million kids.

  23. brianianday says:

    you want a page with a million plus members?
    “i bet we can find 1,000,000 people who support same sex marriage”
    we’re already past a million!

  24. cozzy says:

    theres a difference between groups and pages guys

  25. Garethh says:

    michael jackson’s got 11 million members :L

  26. Garethh says:

    nvm, its a page, not a group

  27. Cathryn says:

    Umm hello?
    The Megan Fox fb group has more that 6mill fans!!

  28. kicke says:

    this is the biggest fan page ever!
    Check it out !!!
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Queens-NY/Big-Black-Butt-Bitches/363025933799?ref=ts

  29. B says:

    They are saying “groups”, you guys. Not pages. The Farmville one is a PAGE. So are some of the other ones mentioned..

  30. B says:

    And Kirill, it’s not nice to call people retarded when that is a PAGE, not a group.

  31. B says:

    The Megan Fox one is also a page..

  32. sharon sanderson says:

    “Find out who slashed Ian Huntley’s neck; so we can buy him a pint”

  33. pissed off says:

    cr@p list. none of the urls work.

  34. tiffany says:

    the tyra show group on facebook has over 1,000,000 fans!!! why is her group not on here?

  35. BOb says:

    I don’t speak retarded, so I’ll just go slow…
    A p a g e i s n o t a g r o u p.

    Looking at you tiffany.

  36. jzjcsdcs says:

    barack obama is over 8 mil…..dumb

  37. Facebook crazy group says:

    Come on let’s make these facebook crazy the no. one largest group…. r u ready…

  38. Stephen says:

    Why isn’t “I bet I can find 1,000,000 who disapprove the Health Care Bill” on this list?? It has 1,329,146 members.

  39. Nasindo says:

    LOL amazing info dude :P

  40. connor says:

    u kind of for get ” Vin Diesel ” standing at 8,057,882 people like this on 23 may 2010 6;46 pm Austrlia EST

  41. connor says:

    *forgot

  42. Shahed says:

    it’s a fake list

  43. Bim says:

    You left out “The Bible” with 2,264,484 members.

  44. tom says:

    ye mate mine has sseven million

  45. Rahinur Rahaman says:

    Awesome collection! I have found this list useful.

    Thanks!

  46. Anass says:

    Actually Michael Jackson’s page is about 15 million so it’s OVER THESE ONES! :D

  47. su oi says:

    halo

  48. lol says:

    el grupo mas grande en facebook es michael jackson con 17 millones

  49. gautam says:

    the largest group is lil wayne’s group.

    15 million.

  50. gonzz says:

    btw alll those site on fb is closede now

  51. Eugen says:

    Souh Park has 21 million fans…

  52. Josh Constine says:

    @Eugen: This article is from 2009, so it is naturally out of date by now.

  53. Why You Should Set Up a Facebook Group | Group Think the GroupCharger blog says:

    [...] Despite what you might have heard, Facebook isn’t just for teens and bored office workers playing Mafia Wars. Most businesses and groups today have at least some presence on the site, and some are using it to give themselves a sizable advantage over other organizations. Some groups even have well over one million members! [...]

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