Tip of the Week: Facebook Makes it Easy to Set Up Recurring Events
Using Facebook events is a great way to invite the community to any specials events or promotions that your business may be having. For this week’s tips, we’ll walk you through how to set up Facebook events, and how to effectively simulate a recurring event for weekly happenings.
To get started, go to Facebook. On the left-hand side of the page, you’ll see a list of your Favorites, which will include your News Feed, Messages, Ads Manager, and finally, Events. Click on Events and you’ll be brought to a page that will act as the hub of any Facebook Events activity that your account has going on.
At the top of the page, you’ll see events that you plan on attending, as well as any that you’ve been invited to or those you are hosting. Facebook can even show you events that are happening locally around you, which might present an opportunity for networking in your region. However, if you want to make an event yourself, you’ll be looking for the blue + Create button at the top of the page. Click it.
Next, you’ll see the event creation box. Here, you’ll select your event photo, the event’s name, where it’s taking place, when it’s taking place, and whether it’s set to public or private. You can enter a short description for those who are curious what you’re all about, and that’s all there is to it. Once you have the details ironed out, click the blue Create Public/Private Event.
You will now be brought to the event’s official page, where you’ll be able to invite guests, share the event on your own Timeline, edit any of the details, and much more. However, if you’re looking to make the event a recurring one, you’ll have to rig it to repeat on specific days. This entails making duplicate events–or, rather, making copies of your event, and scheduling them for the specific dates and times you’re shooting for.
To make duplicates of your event, click on the three-dot button next to Invite and Edit on the right side of the page. Look for the option for Duplicate Event. Click on it, and you’ll see a page similar to the event creation prompt box. One thing to note, however, is that your event duplication will take into account everyone who was invited to the original event. This can save you significant time and effort when making your event. Just keep in mind that you have to change the name and set the date/time, as they may not match up properly.
Using Facebook events to draw larger crowds can help you spread the word about your services and brand. Do you have any success stories of using Facebook events? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to subscribe to our blog for more great tips and tricks.