What are groups on XING?

Answer

XING groups are all about building communities where members connect with each other and exchange views on a topic of interest. Check it out and create a group.

There are two group types to choose from when setting up a new community on XING: Local groups and online groups

 

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Local groups

Local groups focus on meeting each other in person, getting to know new people from the community and growing a network, learning something new during inspiring talks or just having fun together.

People join local groups to

  • meet new people
  • talk to other community members and experts in person
  • listen to inspiring talks and make new contacts
  • have a stage where they present themselves


You can set up a local group related to a specific market, business or job role, like “Marketing Talks” or “Product Design Hamburg” or your personal interest, like “Berlin Street Art” or “Programmers Hiking”.

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Online groups

Online groups focus on chatting online about a certain topic, starting or participating in discussions, asking questions or just getting the latest news - all online.

People join online groups to

  • stay up-to-date on a certain topic
  • connect with others who are also into this field
  • have a stage where they can share their knowledge


You can set up an online group related to a specific market, business or job role, like “Marketing” or “Freelance Translator” or your personal interest, like “Finance Tips” or “Real Estate”.

Both group types provide the same features, like events, chat, invitations, moderator info, etc. but online groups put the online interaction at the center of attention while local groups focus on events and offline interaction.

Once you decided which group type to create, you can go ahead and start your group by selecting the group type, entering the location (only for the local group), name, description and some keywords.

After the creation it's not possible to manually change the group type. Please get in touch with the Customer Service via the contact form if you want to have it changed.

FAQ ID: 67937