How to Install and Setup Group Collector

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Follow the steps below to set up Group Collector Software and Chrome Extension.

Install & Setup Group Collector Extension

Click here to Install the Group Collector Chrome Extension from the Chrome Web Store.

Click on the Add to Chrome Button on the extension page.
Add to Chrome

Then click on the Add Extension button on the popup.
Add Extension Button

If you are using the latest version of Chrome, you may not see the Group Collector Extension in the extension tray. It is because Chrome unpins new extensions by default. To Pin, the Group Collector Extension to the Extension Tray, Click on the extension icon in the extension tray and look for the Group Collector. Then click on the pin icon next to Group Collector to add it to the extension tray.
Pin Group Collector

Group Collector will be added to your extension tray.
Group Collector in Extension Tray

Click on the Group Collector Logo in the extension tray to open the Group Collector.
Group Collector Extension

Enter the license key emailed to you after you bought Group Collector and click on the Login button.
Group Collector Extension Activated

Group Collector Chrome Extension is now successfully installed. It will now collect the new member’s data automatically.

Accessing Group Collector Dashboard

Go to app.groupcollector.com, and you will be asked to enter your email and password.
Enter the email that you used when starting your 7-day free trial.
Enter Email to Start your trial
The password is sent along with the license key to your email address. Enter the email and the password and click on the Login Button.

You can update the password by visiting Profile tab from the sidebar in Group Collector Dashboard.

You will be able to view the Group Collector Dashboard.
Group Collector Dashboard

Approve New Members

Make sure that Facebook Automatic Members Approvals is not set. Otherwise Group Collector will not work.

Also, Make sure that you are using English Version of Facebook Otherwise Group Collector will not work.

To Approve New Members, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/{your_group_username}/requests You should wait till you see GC Approve and GC Approve All Buttons instead of Approve and Approve All Buttons. You should only Approve Members when you see the GC Approve Button. If you do not see the GC Approve button for a white, check if you are logged in to the Chrome Extension. This is important because otherwise, you will lose data. That is when the Group Collector has successfully loaded and you can approve new members. 

Create New Group

Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ and select the group you want to use with Group Collector from the Groups You Manage list on the left side.
Facebook Groups You Manage
On the Group Collector Dashboard, click on the Create button to create a new Group.
Create New Group
Enter the Group Name and the Group Url and then click on the Create Group button. The group will be created successfully.
Create New Group
Create Group in Dashboard
If you approve a member request on a Facebook group that is not added to the Group Collector, your group will be created automatically.

Add Google Sheet

After you have created a new group, the most important thing you need to do is to add the Google Sheet where all of your member’s data, including email addresses, will be pushed. Group Collector Dashboard also stores all of your member’s data.

Adding Google Sheet is optional, and even if you add google sheet URL after approving some members, their data will be automatically added to the google sheet.

Click here and make a copy of the official Group Collector Spreadsheet and name the spreadsheet as your Facebook Group Name or whatever you like but DO NOT CHANGE THE SHEET TAB NAME from "Sheet1" to anything. Otherwise data will not be pushed to Google Sheet.
Copy Google Sheet
Name Google Sheet
Finally, Copy the Url of the newly created Google Sheet from the URL box.
Copy Google Sheet Url
In the Group Collector Dashboard, click on the Add button in the Google Sheet Column for your group.
Add Google Sheet
Now paste the Google Sheet Url in the Google Sheet Url input box and click on the Update Sheet and Authenticate Google Account.
Paste Google Sheet Url
You will be redirected to Google to give access to the google sheet. If you are already logged in to your google account, you will be asked to select the account. Otherwise, you will be asked to log in to your google account. Use the google account where this spreadsheet is stored. Finally, click on the Allow Button to approve Group Collector to push data to the google sheet.
Allow Google Account
You will be redirected back to the Group Collector Dashboard, where you will be able to see the notification Google Sheet Added and Account Authenticated Successfully.
Now, as soon as you approve a new group member, its data will be pushed to the google sheet within a minute.

Autoresponder

In the Group Collector Dashboard, click on the Add button in the Autoresponder Column for your group.
Add Autoresponder
Select the autoresponder from the dropdown. Enter its credentials and click on Verify and Update button.
Now, as soon as you approve a new group member, its email will be pushed to your selected autoresponder.

Email Question

You will see the Email Question Column in your Groups Table.
Email Question
You should only change this option if you ask for an email in more than 1 Question or want to be strict about the answer in which the email is entered, and you make sure users answer all questions. Otherwise, leave it alone.

What it does is restrict email to a specific question. If the email is entered into another question-answer than the Selected Email Question, it won’t be pushed to the autoresponder.

Also, if the user only answers the first and third questions, they would still be considered question 1 and question 2. So, Email won’t be sent to the autoresponder if you have selected 3 in the Email Question.

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