Ever wondered how to delete an event on Facebook? Well, in this article, we’ll look at everything about Facebook events, including how to delete them.
What Are Facebook Events?
A Facebook event is a feature that allows Facebook users or page administrators to create a calendar-based invitation to a specific event.
A Facebook event can be sent to a specific group of people and will include event information, the time and date of the event, and even images related to the event.
A Facebook event allows Facebook users to send invitations to their friends in a simple, hands-off manner. Because of Facebook’s interactive nature, a Facebook event can also help generate commenting and buzz about a specific event.
Users can invite a specific group of people or their entire list of friends to Facebook events. In minutes, these invitations can reach thousands of people.
They also have an RSVP function that allows invitees to accept or decline the invitation.
This data is returned to the user who is hosting the event. If an invitee accepts an invitation, the news feed of that person is updated.
The event is also visible to the user’s friends in their events list under “Friends’ Events.”
How to Create Facebook Events
If you have an event to promote, you should use your social currency to help spread the word and sell tickets.
Facebook is an excellent platform because it allows you to create your own event fan page (for free) and reach out to the site’s two billion-plus members.
You can also create private event pages that will allow you to invite only specific guests. Facebook has even added a live video feature that allows you to share your event with people who are unable to attend.
How to Create an Event Using a Personal Facebook Profile
- Log in to Facebook, then go to the ‘Events’ tab by clicking the Menu button in the top navigation bar. It should be the first option in the ‘Social’ section.
- Select ‘Create event’ from the left-hand menu.
- Choose whether you want to create an online or in-person event.
- You can choose whether to create a public or private Facebook event in the left-hand sidebar. If you want to know how to change the privacy of a Facebook event, keep in mind that you can make a private event public, but a public event cannot be made private later
How to Create Public Event on Facebook
Anyone, on or off Facebook, can see a public event. They can view information such as the event description, photos, event discussion, and videos.
The event may also be found via search.
Now that you’ve decided to create a public event, you can fill in the blanks in the left sidebar.
This includes details such as:
- The title of your event
- A photograph or video of the event
- A specific location
- The frequency (you have the option of setting up recurring Facebook events)
- Your event’s date and time
- Are there any co-hosts?
- A URL for a ticket
Uncheck the box that says ‘Display guest list’ if you want to hide the guest list from the public or other people attending the event.
You can add SEO information to public Facebook events to help your event become more discoverable.
A category, description, and keywords are all included.
For example, if you’re hosting an online cooking workshop, you might include keywords like “cooking, “online,” and “workshop.” When someone searches for ‘online cooking workshop,’ they may come across your event, increasing registrations.
If your event is taking place physically, include the location in your keywords, such as ‘San Francisco’ or ‘Ohio.’
When you’re finished, click ‘Create’ to create your event, or save it as a draft to return to later.
You can also select whether to host the event from your personal profile or a Facebook business page under ‘Event Host.’
How to Create Private Event on Facebook
Private events on Facebook are only visible to those who have been invited.
If the admin allows it, guests can invite all of their Facebook friends to an event, and those who are invited can view the event description, photos, posts, and videos.
You cannot share a private Facebook event; instead, you can only invite people to view it.
Not sure how to change the privacy settings on a Facebook event? Only a personal profile can create private Facebook events.
There is no way to make an event private if you create it from your Facebook business page.
Create a personal event by selecting ‘Private’ from the left sidebar and following the same steps as described above for public events.
How to Create a Facebook Event From a Facebook Business Page
Select the dropdown and select the business account if you want to host the event through your company. You can also create an event directly from your Facebook business page by following the steps outlined below.
To create a new public event on Facebook via a business page, follow these steps:
Open your Facebook business page.
Select ‘Create Event’ from the dropdown next to ‘Share.’
Fill in the blanks with the event name, location, time, and description.
A recurring Facebook event can also be created. After you’ve entered all of the necessary information, click ‘Schedule Multiple Events.’
Click the dropdown menu under ‘Frequency’ and select whether you want your event to happen daily or weekly.
You can also create a custom frequency by selecting your own dates and clicking ‘Custom’ on the calendar.
How to Edit Your Facebook Event
Changing circumstances occur all the time, and they may necessitate editing your event listing details.
To edit your event, go to the business or personal profile that is hosting it and look for ‘Events’ on the left-hand side.
This is your Facebook events manager, where you can see a list of all of your upcoming dates. To edit, share, or duplicate your event, use the dropdown next to each event.
To add a new host:
On the left-hand side of your profile or page, click the ‘Events’ tab.
Select ‘Edit,’ then navigate to the ‘Co-hosts’ section. You can add another host to your event by searching your friends list.
If you would like to add another host to your Facebook business event, do the following:
Open your business page and choose ‘Events’ from the left-hand menu.
Select ‘More’ and ‘Edit Event’ next to the event.
There is a field for co-hosts under ‘Options.’
Select ‘Save’ after searching for the people you want to add as co-hosts for your events.
On the left-hand side of your profile or page, click the ‘Events’ tab.
Choose ‘Hosting’ from the menu on the left.
All of your events will be listed under ‘Events You’re Hosting.’
If you’re wondering how to invite people to an event on Facebook, simply click ‘Share.’ It will also allow you to share it in Messenger or via the News Feed.
To share the link outside of Facebook, open the event in a browser and copy the URL from the address bar.
Alternatively, you can share directly from the event page by clicking the Share button at the top of the page.
How to Cancel an Event on Facebook
It’s disheartening to have to cancel an event for any reason when a lot of planning has gone into it. Be it unfavorable weather or an unforeseen circumstance crops up.
If you created and invited people to your Facebook event, canceling is a little easier. With a few simple clicks, you can cancel the event directly from the event page.
You don’t even have to do the work of informing those you invited that the event has been canceled; Facebook will do it for you.
When you cancel it, all of your invited guests will be notified.
However, if you are concerned that some of your potential guests will not see the notification, you should consider changing the name of your event before canceling it.
Simply adding the words “Event canceled” before the original event name will notify anyone who attempts to access the page for event details of what has occurred.
Just make sure you do it first, as you cannot edit an event after it has been canceled.
Here is how to cancel an event on Facebook.
Navigate to the Facebook page for your event.
Click “Edit” beneath the event’s title.
Click “Cancel Event” in the bottom left corner of the pop-up window.
Select the “Cancel Event” checkbox. You can also send a note to your guests explaining the cancellation — simply type the reason in the box provided.
Click “Confirm” to confirm the cancellation.
How to Delete an Event on Facebook
Navigate to Facebook’s Events section.
In the left panel of your news feed, click Events. If you don’t see it, first click See More.
Open the event that you wish to cancel.
Determine whether the event should be canceled or deleted.
Select Cancel Event from the More ••• menu. You’ll see two options in the resulting window:
Cancel Event: This option cancels the event and notifies all attendees of the change. You can also enter a message in the field to provide more information, such as your reason or potential future dates.
This event will still be visible in your calendar, but it will no longer be active.
Delete Event: This option deletes the event entirely from Facebook, removing it from the calendars of all attendees.
Confirm your choice
To save your changes, click Confirm. The event will be canceled or deleted as soon as you confirm.
There you have it. Now, you understand how to delete an event on Facebook.
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