Create your own XING group

Answer

Start your own XING group if there’s no existing group for your topic and you’d like to build a community around it. You can independently shape it according to your own ideas (provided this remains within the scope of our Code of Conduct).

Many moderators not only do this online but organise group events that allow group members to get to know and talk to each other in person. You’ll gain professional and personal contacts, which may offer you new opportunities. And, finally, it’s also lots of fun.

Here’s what to do:

XING makes it easy for you to create your own group:

Simply click the green button + Create group on the Groups overview page.

First, select some categories to help potential members find your group when they’re searching for their interests. Then, enter your group’s name and description. It’s important to be as specific and precise as possible so that those interested know immediately what your group’s about.

After you’ve created it, we'll run a quick check to make sure it meets our requirements, including applicable law. This usually takes 24 hours and we'll e-mail you once we're done. 

What are the advantages of a XING Group?

  • You don’t have to worry about a website.
  • You don’t have to provide and/or finance any technology yourself.
  • You don’t have to assume full legal responsibility (e.g. obligation to publish an imprint and liability for posts), as XING as the platform operator is the first point of contact here, not you as the moderator.
  • You don’t have to worry about finding visitors for your group, as it is potentially open to all XING members, giving you a wide reach. If your group offers added value to its members and has reached a certain size, users will often find their way to your group without being invited.
  • Interested users don’t have to register separately to join your group.
  • You don’t have to worry about safeguarding the data of your group members, as XING guarantees this data protection.
FAQ ID: 866