How to Create a Facebook Group Event - dummies

How to Create a Facebook Group Event

By Carolyn Abram

Your group may be based around an activity, so Facebook makes it easy for people to plan events for group members, whether it’s a game of pick-up or a family reunion. To create an event, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Events tab (it’s next to the Members tab underneath the member photos).

    This takes you to the group’s Event Calendar, which displays any upcoming group events.

  2. Click the Create Event button.

    This opens the Create New Event pop-up window.


  3. Fill out the event details.

    This includes the event’s name, location, date, and time.

    Notice that the privacy of the event is prefilled as the group name. If you want to change the privacy, you can do so by clicking the group name. Because chances are that you’re creating an event from the group because it’s a group event, consider leaving the Privacy setting alone. By default, that means that only group members will be able to see the event and RSVP to it.

  4. Decide whether you want to invite all group members by selecting or not selecting the Invite All Members check box.

    Regardless of what you choose, all members will be able to view the event and RSVP. However, if you leave the Invite All Members box selected, when group members are notified about the event, they will be told that you were the one who invited them.

  5. Click Create.

    This brings you to the event’s page, where you can add an event photo and keep track of RSVPs. As the event creator, you’re automatically listed as attending. The post appears in the group’s recent posts and in members’ News Feeds.

To RSVP to a group event, follow these steps:

  1. Click the event’s name in the Recent Posts section of the group.

    This takes you to the Event Home page, which shows you more information about the event, including who has already RSVPed.

  2. Choose Join, Maybe, or Decline.

    All these options are big blue buttons on the right side of the page.