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How to Create a Group and Set Up an Event Using Facebook

While most of us have a profile on the world’s largest social network, many of us are unsure how to do specific things using the platform. Follow these top tips on how to create groups and events using Facebook.

If you’ve never created a group on Facebook before you can experiment straight away. All you need to do is follow the 10 simple steps below.

  1. Log into your account with your registered address and password.
  2. Visit the homepage.
  3. Select ‘Create a Group’ from the navigation page on the left hand side.
  4. Fill the Group details in the appropriate fields. The options you are offered are Group name (incl. symbols to animate it), Members, Privacy.
  5. Invite any Facebook friends you wish to join your group.
  6. You have the option to keep the group closed, open or secret. A closed group will not be accessible to other Facebook users, but they will be able to view it. An open group is open to the public and anyone can join it. A secret group is only visible to the group members that you invite to join.
  7. Add a picture by browsing and uploading it from your hard drive. This is not mandatory but it does make your group page more appealing to invited members.
  8. Review your choices (as the administrator, you can always edit later).
  9. Hit the Create button.
  10. Your Group will now appear on the homepage, on the navigation page of your profile. You can begin to post updates, links, photos, videos and questions on your Group Wall, add more friends, create documents as well as chat with other members.

Setting up an Event on Facebook

Inviting your friends, your family, your colleagues or even random strangers to a party, a trip, an event, or a celebration has never been easier thanks to Facebook.

The Facebook team added the Upcoming Event function as part of the Newsfeed some years ago, changing the way that many of us receive invites to events. Today, there are no more phone calls, no more guest lists, no more posted invitations – and, of course, no excuses for ignoring the invites!

With Facebook you can reach as many people as you wish in practically no time! You can also send out frequent event reminders with just one click of a button; not to mention that you can make instant changes to the time, date, location or even cancel an event, without having to call anybody. With Facebook you can be pretty certain that messages will get through to your entire guest list.

To set up an Event on Facebook you need to follow the 10 simple steps below:

  1. Log into your account with your registered address and password.
  2. Visit the homepage.
  3. Select ‘Events’ from the navigation menu on the left. You will be taken to a page with all the events you’re invited to and those you are planning to attend, as well as friends’ birthdays.
  4. Select ‘Create an event’.
  5. Fill in the details of your event answering the questions: When (incl. time)? What are you planning? Where (incl. street address)? More info. Who’s invited? Remember that you can always edit these later, so you don’t need to feel obliged to specify everything in one go.
  6. Invite your guests. Select the Facebook friends you wish to attend and enter the emails
    of those who are not Facebook users.
  7. Select the level of access you wish to grant: ‘Anyone can view and RSVP’ or ‘Show the guest list on the Event Page’. The first option means that everyone can view the event and invite themselves to the guest list, as well as that your guests can invite everyone the wish. Alternatively you are opting for a closed event and no uninvited guests can see it. A secret event will not appear in search results. The second option means that your guests can see the entire guest list. Alternatively, you can set it so that your guests don’t know who else is invited.
  8. Add an event photo, by browsing and uploading one from your hard drive.
  9. Review your choices.
  10. Hit the ‘Create event’ button to complete the process.

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