Group administrating
  • How do I create a group?
    To create a new group:
    1. go to the "Groups" section on your main profile page;
    2. click the orange "Create a group or an event" icon;
    3. select the group type ("hobbies," "business," or "event");
    4. fill out the requested fields and click "Create".
    Note that you cannot use inappropriate phrases or language in group names or descriptions, while appeals to illegal activity are also forbidden. The Odnoklassniki administration blocks groups that do not conform to the rules. You can read over the main requirements for group content here.
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    Article updated on 16.11.2016
  • How do I remove users from a group?
    To delete users from your group, just put them on the group's "blacklist."
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    Article updated on 16.11.2016
  • What rights do group administrators have, and which do moderators have?
    Group administrators can:
    • assign and remove the status of group moderator;
    • change the status of the group ("open"/"closed");
    • change the group's main picture;
    • change group settings (basic as well as privacy settings);
    • delete the group;
    • do everything moderators can do.
    Group moderators can:
    • process requests to join the groups;
    • create, delete, and change topics and albums;
    • delete messages from topics and pictures from photo albums;
    • add users to/delete users from the "blacklist".
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    Article updated on 16.11.2016
  • How do I give administrator rights to another group member?
    Administrator rights can only be given to group moderators. If the member you want to make an administrator is not a moderator, you first need to make him or her one. You can find instructions on how to make users moderators here. To transfer administrator status:
    1. go to the "Members" section in your group;
    2. hold the cursor over the picture of the moderator you want to make the administrator;
    3. choose "make administrator" in the menu that appears;
    4. put a check next to "Yes, I want to transfer group administrator rights" and click "Next";
    5. enter the code sent as an SMS to your phone in the field provided;
    6. click "Assign" to confirm.
    The chosen moderator immediately becomes the group administrator, while you go back to being a moderator.
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    Article updated on 29.11.2016
  • How do I remove moderator status from a user?
    To remove moderator status from a group member:
    1. go to the "Members" section in your group;
    2. hold the cursor over the picture of the moderator you want to demote;
    3. choose "exclude from list of moderators" in the menu that appears;
    4. click "Exclude" to confirm.
    Note that only group administrators can name moderators or remove moderator status.
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    Article updated on 29.11.2016
  • How do I create a business group?
    You can promote your goods or services only in a dedicated group of ""Company or Organization"" type. To create a business group:
    1. Enter the Groups section;
    2. Press ""create a group or an event"";
    3. Choose the ""Company or Organization"" group type;
    4. Then fill in all the proposed fields;
    5. Specify contact data;
    6. Press ""Create"".
    Note that by creating such a group, you repeatedly agree with the terms of the License Agreement and Group Content Requirements. Some details:
    • Business groups can only be open;
    • To make it easier for the users to find your group please specify the Activity Type, Category and Key Words (Tags) that represent the most adequate description of your group;
    • The profile of the administrator of such group should comply with the site rules. The administrator is fully responsible for the group's activities;
    • Advertisement in such groups should be marked with a ""promo"" sign;
    • The excessive use of ""Invite to the Group"" function is regarded as unsolicited advertising or spam;
    • The information on the terms of placing announcements and/or advertisement on OK can be found here;
    The OK administration interferes in groups' management only in case of gross violations of the License Agreement terms (including by the members of these groups when the groups' administration takes no action).
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    Article updated on 29.12.2016
  • How do I delete a group?
    To delete a group you created:
    1. go to the group;
    2. click "Delete group" under the group's main picture;
    3. click "Delete" to confirm.
    Note that deleted groups cannot be restored.
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    Article updated on 29.11.2016
  • I accidentally deleted my group! How can I get it back?
    Unfortunately, you cannot restore a deleted group. You can only create a new one.
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    Article updated on 29.11.2016
  • Money transfers to groups
    Money transfers to groups is a new function that let the group's members transfer funds to the group. If you maintain a business group or a charity group, you will appreciate this new opportunity. To enable money transfers:
    1. press the ""Settings"" button under the group's main photo;
    2. Choose the ""Money transfers"" option in the menu on the left;
    3. Activate transfers in the respective line in the middle of the window;
    4. ""Link"" the banking card to which funds are to be transferred;
    5. To get notifications on transfers tick the ""Notifications on transfers"" line;
    6. Save the changes.
    After the function is enabled a link to money transfers will be available to all the parts of your group under the main photo of your group. To transfer funds the group participant is to follow the link in your group, enter the amount, a comment (optional) and specify the number of the card from which the funds should be charged. The whole payment history is available in the List of Transfers section at the upper right-hand corner of the transfers page. Funds can be transferred from Russian bank cards in 18 countries. No fee for money transfers from MasterCard or Maestro cards is charged. Security and implementation of money transfers are provided by VTB24 bank. The responsibility for the group's activity and the subject of payment is borne by the group's administrator.
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    Article updated on 29.12.2016
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