Information about the shut down of XING Groups

Answer

The XING groups will be shut down on 11 January 2023. Here you can find more information:

In the future we want to do more to guide our members during their career. After reviewing every segment of our business and each XING service, we concluded that XING Groups is no longer the main place where conversations are happening on XING. That’s why we decided to discontinue XING Groups on 11 January 2023 and concentrate on new products instead.

All groups and their contents will be deactivated on 11 January 2023. XING will delete all data in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). No data will be retained.

Yes, you can save your own group posts and comments by submitting a personal data disclosure request until 10 January 2023. You can do that here: https://faq.xing.com/en/settings/data-disclosure-report-your-personal-data-saved-xing

XING doesn’t offer any other direct way to save a group’s contents.

XING will discontinue Groups at the end of the year. In order to save you time you’d invest in a group that won’t exist for long, it won’t be possible to create new groups from 18 August 2022.

We recommend using contact requests and direct messages to keep in touch with fellow group members. You can also follow topic portfolios that provide interesting information: https://www.xing.com/news/recommendations/topic_pages. Topic portfolios are a great way to connect with like-minded individuals in the comments section.

We recommend using the comment section on News topic portfolios, or personal contact options, such as contact requests or direct messages, to exchange with other members.

You can still promote your events on XING by posting status updates with a link to your external event page, or by promoting your event with a XING ad. For more information about advertisements, visit https://faq.xing.com/en/advertise-xing/how-does-ad-posting-process-work-xing

No, there are currently no plans to replace Groups on XING.

 

Information for group moderators:

From 18 August 2022, active members of all groups will receive an e-mail about the shutdown. Info banners and FAQs will also let group members know that Groups are being discontinued. However, group moderators and owners can inform their members beforehand if they like.

No, the moderator badge won’t be available anymore after the shutdown.

All group events on XING will be deleted on 31 December 2022 and will no longer be available. We advise you not to create any events on XING Events that are scheduled after 31 December 2022.

FAQ ID: 68291