A Facebook event is a great way to spread the word about your event as you can invite friends to functions and parties without needing to know their email addresses or physical mailing address. In this video, Jess Stratton will show users how to create events, add time/date details and invite friends and check responses.
- [Voiceover] You can create events on Facebook and invite your friends. It's a great way to tell people about your event, without having to find their e-mail address, phone number or physical address. Many calendar apps also support Facebook calendars. So friends will easily be able to add your event to their calendar. To create an event, you can either click evens on the left-hand side, or you can click on your name, click more from the top menu bar, and then choose events.
This is going to take you to a page where you can see any events that you created, any events you've been invited to, and any events that you're going to. For now, let's click create event to start creating our own. By default, it lets me create a private event. This means, that nobody will know about the event, unless I specifically invite them to it. If I want that changed to a public event, I can click the drop down arrow next to create private event, and I can change it to a public event.
It's important to note that if you create a public event anybody can find out and attend this event. This is useful for pubs, restaurants, band gigs, other public events. I'm going to keep it and create a private event. I can choose to upload my own photo, I can also click choose a theme if I don't have my own photo. It shows me some feature photos. I can also navigate through these tabs and choose one that's appropriate for the type of event that I'm hosting. I'll click on event details to go back to the main screen.
I'm going to choose to upload a photo. This event is for a pool party at Landon Hotel. So I'm going to browse to find an appropriate photo. I'll choose my photo, it's going to get uploaded. And just like a cover photo, I can drag to reposition it. I'm going to keep it exactly how it is. I'll give my event a title. And I can include a location. It can be a specific place, or an address.
I can click the calendar and the clock to set the appropriate date and time for my event. In this case, it's at Saturday at two o'clock pm. It's optional, but I can click to add an end time if I want. In the description field, here's where I tell people about what the event is. I'll click create when I'm all set. My Facebook event has been created, and now it's time to start inviting guests.
As you can see, my cover photo looks beautiful. The title is nice and clear. It's very evident what the date is, who's hosting it, and when it is. I can see where the event is, and here's my details about the event. A really great thing about Facebook events is I can write posts, I can add photos and videos, I can create polls for my events. And my quests that are invited can write things also. On the right-hand side of the page, I can see who's going, who might come to the event, and who's been invited.
Right now, there's nobody invited, so let's change that. There's a few ways I can do it. Facebook is going to suggest some friends to invite. I can also invite anybody at anytime by clicking invite. I'm going to click that button, and here's all my friends. I can search for people, which is useful if I have a very long friends list. In this case, I'm going to click select all. I wanna invite all my friends to this event. I could place checks mark beside the individual people that I want to invite.
I'll click send invites when I'm happy with the guest list, which I can see here on the right-hand side. Now in my event, I can see there's 10 people invited. I can click on this blue link at anytime to see who's been invited to my event. I'll close the X on the top right-hand side to close out of it. Let's get back to the main news feed by clicking the F on the top left-hand side of the screen. I can see, that I created a private event. This is not going to show up on anybody who hasn't been invited to this party.
Let's see what happens when we want to go and edit the events, and see who's going to the event. I've already gotten some responses. Here I can see that Audrey has already RSVP'd to my event, and she's posted a message in it. I'm going to click the X to close out of these notifications for now. To find my event, once I created it, I can either click on events on the left-hand side or click on my name. This time I'm going to click on events.
Here I can see that there is an event going on this weekend, and it's my pool party. I'll click on the blue link, and it's going to take me directly there. I can see that Audrey is going to the event. This list here on the right-hand side will get more populated, as more people RSVP to my event. The status update has changed also. I can see now that there is two people going. And now there's nine people that are still invited. If I click on the link of how many people are going, I can see a total.
I'm going to scroll down, because I did see that Audrey wrote something. Audrey's asked if there's a rain date. I'm going to write a comment and reply to her. Anybody who's been invited to this event can see these messages. At anytime I can invite more people by clicking invite. I can also change the text, for example if the time or date changes. I'll click edit, and here's where I can change the title, the location, the start time, I can add a co-host, and I can change the description.
There's one more thing I wanna show you. You can select whether or not guests can invite friends to this event or not. It's still a private event, meaning nobody can come to it unless they've been specifically invited. However, you can have the option of allowing your guests to invite their own friends. If you don't want this option, simply uncheck this option. You can also hide the guest list from your friends, so that your friends will not know who else has been invited to this event. Finally, you can choose to delete the event entirely by clicking delete event in the bottom left-hand side of the screen.
I'll click the save button for now. And that's how easy it is to create and host your own Facebook events.
Plus, find out how to upload photos and video to Facebook, and get instructions for adjusting your privacy settings. Jess wraps up with tips for accessing Facebook from anywhere using your phone or tablet.
- Setting up a new Facebook account
- Adding friends
- Liking pages
- Chatting and sending private messages
- Posting status updates
- Editing and deleting posts
- Reacting to other people's posts
- Creating events
- Adjusting privacy settings
- Using the Facebook mobile app