Installing & Setting Up Group Leads Chrome Extension

Thank you for signing up for Group Leads. 

Please follow these steps to set up your Group Leads chrome extension. 

Note: Ignore steps #1 & #2 if you’ve added the Group Leads extension to your Chrome browser already.

Step #1: Click this link to install the Group Leads chrome extension directly from the Chrome webstore.

Step #2: Click Add to Chrome button that shows up.

A pop-up will come up, click on Add extension button. 

Once the installation is completed, you will find the Group Leads logo in your extension tray as shown below.

If you don't find it there, you may need to pin it as shown below.

Step #3: Click on the Group Leads icon (above) to open up Group Leads, enter your license key (it was sent to your mail when you signed up for the free trial), and then click the blue Login button.

Don’t have a license? get one here.

After logging in, the back-end of Group Leads Chrome extension looks like what’s shown below if you are using it for the first time. 

From the dialog box, you can check the tutorials or request a 5 -15 minutes setup call with Group Leads founder if you need help.  

Or just proceed by clicking on OPENING the group you want to connect to Group Leads.

Please, click on OPEN MY GROUPS to see the groups you manage. You will see the list of groups you have on the left-hand side of your Facebook profile like shown below.

Once the group is open (like in this case, I opened up group #1 from the above screenshot), please click on the extension again and another blue button named: ADD THIS GROUP will show up.

You have to click on this button (just once) to add this group profile to Group Leads and it would look as shown below.

Please Note:

At this point, if you check the new members request page, you should see a red button on top of your normal approve all button.

If you don't see it and your Facebook language is not in English, please change your language to English and it would show up.

Please, click here to check other reasons why the red button might not show up.

Now, let's move on to the group-specific settings area

As you can see there are three gears:  Settings & Automatic approval report and delete beside each group name.

Clicking on the settings gear (at the left) and you would have the settings shown below.

The first thing you need to set up is your google sheet URL, where you would be saving all your group members' data including their email addresses.

First, you have to make a copy of the official group leads spreadsheet located here, name the spreadsheet as your Facebook Group Name, and copy the URL of the new google sheet to the Google sheet URL box.


Click on the green Share button on the Google sheet and set the Google sheet permission to:



Do not rename the Sheet1 name below the sheet. If you do, the data would not get to sheet until you add revert it back to Sheet1

Please, copy only the full URL of your renamed spreadsheet from above and put it into Group Leads for saving your spreadsheet as shown below.

Now Click on verify link within the Group Leads settings page.

Depending on if you’re signed in to your Google account or not, a popup might come up asking you to authenticate with Gmail/google sheet, just follow the prompts.

Do so and once everything is fine, the blue verify link would change to Blue Verified text. as shown below.

Now, you can click on the blue UPDATE button to save your spreadsheet.

NOTE: This is very important before you proceed.


From this point, you can proceed with the last part of setting up the Group Leads chrome extension which has to do with integrating Group Leads with your favorite email marketing autoresponder or CRM.


Don't want to use the autoresponder part of Group Leads?

If yes, then you just need to make sure the toggle Enable autoresponder option TO THE LEFT and then click on UPDATE and that's all if you go for the second option.


These two terms can be seen on the group leads settings submenu as shown below.

Disable autoresponder globally

Toggling this option to the right would allow you to totally disable autoresponder for all groups you would be adding to Group Leads if you don't need to collect data into your email marketing software/CRM.

You don’t need to touch this if you feel you want to use an autoresponder for certain groups and not for others.

There are group-specific settings that allow you to disable autoresponder/email marketing software and you would see it if you click on the settings gear.

Allow the same Google Sheet for all groups

If you plan to use Group Leads for multiple Facebook groups and you don’t want to have a separate spreadsheet for each of the groups, that is when you need to toggle this to the right. 

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