If you’re trying to get the word out about something, knowing how to create an event on Facebook can really come in handy. Facebook’s events page is a very versatile tool. Whether you’re trying to put together a fund raiser, a work related gathering, or a huge party, few things will spread the word faster than a Facebook event page. To do it yourself, see the following step-by-step guide.
What you'll need to create a Facebook event:
- A computer
- An Internet connection
- A Facebook account
- An event planned
- Facebook’s new home page makes it relatively to create an event. To the left of all of your friends’ updates, there is a list. It has links to your “news feed”, which is essentially your home page, your message inbox, and events you’ve been invited to.
- Click on the “Events” link in the list. This will bring up a list of all the events you have not yet responded to. It will also give you a quick update on your friends who are nearing their birthdays, and give you the opportunity to view past events that already happened. In the upper right of the page, there is a button that reads “+ Create an Event”.
- Click the “+ Create an Event” button, and you will again be taken to a new page. A box will open that prompts you with a series of questions about the event you’re trying to create. Facebook asks when the event is first, so it’s good to know exactly when and where you want your event to take place before you make the page. The prompt goes on to ask the type of event you’re planning, where it will take place, and space for any additional information you would like to include. As a final visual option, you can also click the “add a picture” button at the upper left to give your event a little flair.
- Use good Facebook etiquette when you create the event. Below the additional information box, there’s a button for you to select guests you would like to invite. If the event is open, you can simply check the box that says anyone can RSVP. But if there’s a list of friends you specifically would like to invite, be sure to take the time to select them. Having someone who isn’t invited to your event RSVP on Facebook can lead to a pretty awkward situation.