How do I create or edit a Facebook event?
Once you've created an event, you can't change the privacy settings. Using a computer, you can also create an event directly to save time.
To create a private Facebook event on your computer:
  1. From your News Feed, click Events in the left menu.
  2. Click + Create New Event on the left side.
  3. Click Private Event, then click Next. Only invited guests will see your event. Once you've created a private event, you won't be able to change it to public later.
  4. Fill in the event name, location, date, time and description.
  5. Click Create. You'll be taken to your event where you can invite guests, add a cover photo or video, share posts and edit event details.
Note: Only Pages, not personal profiles, can create recurring events. Learn more about the difference between a Page and a profile.

To create a public Facebook event on your computer:
  1. From your News Feed, click Events in the left menu.
  2. Click + Create Event on the left side.
  3. Click Public Event, then click Next. Anyone will be able to see your event and search for it, even if you aren't friends. Once you've created a public event, you won't be able to change it to private later.
  4. Fill in the event name, location, date, time and description.
  5. Type and select keywords about your public event so it can be better recommended to people who are interested in that topic (example: Food festival).
  6. Choose who can edit and post in your event and then click Create. You'll be taken to your event where you can invite guests, add a cover photo or video, share posts and edit event details.

To edit an existing event on your computer:
  1. From your News Feed, click Events in the left menu.
  2. Select an event you would like to edit.
  3. Click Edit to the right.
  4. Change the event name, location, time, description or co-hosts.
  5. Click Update.
Note: Public event creators can change the date and time after creation, but may not be able to if the event is within a couple of days.

To delete an event on your computer:
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