All concerning Facebook Events

Here’s the most recent and greatest recommendation regarding Facebook events. Topics include a way to create a non-public or public event from your personal page, a public page, or a Facebook group.

I. making an event from your personal page (Includes instructions for both public and private/secret events):

  • Head to your Facebook Homepage. Click “Home” on the upper right-hand corner of the screen;
  • Click on your “Events” from the left-hand column;
  • Click “Create Event”;
  • Select “Create Public Event” or “Create non-public Event”.

 You’ll be able to only select this once, thus make sure you decide on which option is best for you.
If you decide on Public: Anyone on Facebook will be able to see the event, whether or not you’re friends with them.  If you choose Private: only people invited to the event will be able to see it. If you decide on not to invite someone, don’t worry – they’ll never be able to see anything regarding the event in their feed, and they will never get any notifications regarding it. Ever.

Non-public Events: Complete Event Attributes + permit Others to invite (or not) IF you check the box to permit other people to invite their friends, keep in mind that this gives you less control over “privacy”. Now, anyone might probably be invited. However once more – only people who are invited will see the event.
Once created, go ahead and invite your friends. You’ll be able to always edit the event details if you think of different things you need to change or add. To get people excited, perhaps post a photograph to the event wall, or write something else in an exceedingly different post!
You can also opt to add co-hosts. Go ahead and click on “Edit Event”, then you’ll see where you can invite other friends to co-host the event. If you make somebody a co-host, they’ll be able to invite their own friends and edit all event details.

Public Events: Complete Event Attributes (photos, description, etc.).
The options for public events are a touch totally different from non-public ones – you’ll notice that the initial event creation screen doesn’t offer you the choice to allow guests to invite people. Because if you actually think about it, that might end in total anarchy!
You’ll additionally notice above that you can add tags that describe your event. This will be helpful if you really need to try to get the word out, however is perhaps more likely to be utilized by businesses than for personal events.
After your event is created, you’ll be given the choice to add co-hosts. This will permit them to invite their own friends to the event.

II. Making an event for a Facebook page you manage:

You can only create public events for Facebook pages. It’s impossible to create private events – everything is public by default on every Facebook page.
The process is incredibly similar to the above steps. You can navigate to your Page and hit “Create Event”:
Go ahead and fill out event details as usual. You’ll notice that Page Events have further options that include:
– Adding other co-hosts – permitting anyone, or simply hosts, to post to the event wall – selecting a category – as well as a url link to your website (for ticket purchases, etc.) Another cool choice is that you can select to not publish the event instantly, however rather “Save as a Draft”, or “Schedule” to be revealed later.
Once your event is formed, don’t forget to invite people! Simply because you create it for a page doesn’t mean page members are automatically invited. You must select invitees from your list of friends. You can add co-hosts to expand the list of potential individuals to invite.

III. Making an event for a Facebook group:

Similar to a page, you can create a Facebook event for a group directly on the group page:
One convenient choice you’re given for groups is that you can choose to invite all group members. That saves time!
Who can “see” group events depend on whether or not your group is Public, Closed, or Secret:
Public Groups: Anyone can see the event. Closed & Secret groups: only Group Members will see the event. If somebody who isn’t in a Closed group, or a Secret group, tries to go to the event page, this is what they’ll see:
Groups with less than 5,000 members can change their privacy status at any time by visiting the privacy settings:
Groups definitely have additional complex options once it comes to privacy settings beyond just events: you can browse 

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