In 2013, a Facebook user had an average of 229 friends. Even if you are just a casual user of this social network, this article will tell you how to invite your friends to an event that you are organizing, then teach you some shortcuts to invite all your friends at once without having to. scrupulously click on each name!
Method 1 of 3: Invite your friends to an event
Step 1. Log into Facebook
Enter your username and password in the appropriate fields at the top of the Facebook home page. If you don't already have a user account, you'll need to create one first, then you'll need to add friends before you can create an event.
Step 2. Click Events on your Facebook home page
If you haven't deleted it, there should be a small “Events” icon on the left side of the screen under the column marked “Favorites”.
If you don't see the "Events" link, start typing the word "events" in the search bar at the top of the screen which is pre-populated with the text "Find people, places, things". An entry called "Events" with the subtitle "Applications" should appear in the drop-down menu below the search bar, click on it
Step 3. Click + Create event
On your events page, look for a gray button at the top left of the page, right next to the gray “Today” button and below the small calendar. Click on it!
Step 4. Provide information about your event
A popup window will ask you to enter a name, a place, a date and a time, as well as a short description of the event. You must at least name the event, the other information is optional (but recommended).
Step 5. Select Invite Friends
This text appears as a blue link at the bottom left of the popup window. You will be directed to the list of all your Facebook friends. Check the box next to the name of each friend you want to invite.
The top of the list is, in theory, made up of the names of the people you're closest to (family members, best friends, etc.). If you don't see the name of someone you want to invite, just scroll down or type their name directly into the search bar at the top of the friends list to search for them
Step 6. Click Save when you are done inviting your friends
You will then be redirected to the first popup window. Finish adding the information about your event, then when you're done, click the blue button To create.
Step 7. Edit your event
Once you have created the event, you will be directed to its specific page. Here you have access to a variety of options allowing you to customize the page as well as the specifics of the event itself. Here are some options to consider.
- Adding a photo. Guests will find your page more attractive if you add a photo for the event. Just click the big button Add a photo for the event at the top of the page, then choose to upload a photo from your computer's hard drive or choose one from your Facebook profile.
- Editing event information. Click on the gray button Edit indicated by a pencil in order to modify the description, the time or the place. Here you can too set up other organizers for the event. These can edit the information, invite people, and add other organizers, just as you can yourself.
- Invite more friends. If you remember someone else to invite, don't worry, click the gray button Invite friends indicated by an envelope at the top of the screen. The list of your friends will be presented to you again, click on the names as indicated above.
Step 8. Check out the advanced options
From the event page, click on the small gray button indicated by a gear. This will give you a list of more specific and advanced options that you can use next. Here are those options.
add or remove your event organizers.
Send messages to guests:
send Facebook messages to your guests. This is for example useful for informing everyone of a change of location.
Create a repeated event:
automatically create a separate copy of your original event. New events remember the guest list, description, title, etc. This is useful if you plan to do several events of the same type (for example for a book club, etc.)
Cancel the event:
delete the event page. A notification is then sent automatically to all invitees.
Deactivate the notifications:
turn off notifications for this event, you won't see anything about this event in the newsfeed, etc.
Export the event:
send your event to your calendar or to an email address.
Promote the event:
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Method 2 of 3: Invite all your friends to Firefox
Step 1. Log into Facebook
On your home page, click Events on the left of the page, under the “Favorites” tab. From your events page, select Create an event. Give it a name (eg: Jo's birthday), specify a location and date, select a privacy option (by invitation only, public access, etc.) and optionally provide a description. Click on To create to create your event.
You can also type the word "Event" in the search bar at the top of the screen. A link to the events page should appear in the first results of the list
Step 2. On your events page, click Invite Friends
A popup window will appear displaying the names of all your friends with checkboxes next to each one. To invite friends, you normally have to tick each box individually, even if you plan to invite hundreds! The following method allows you to quickly and easily invite all your friends without any risk of error on your part.
Step 3. Scroll down to the bottom of the window
The scroll bar may take a long time to descend. This is the longest part of the method, unfortunately it is necessary because your friends will not appear in the list until you have their name displayed. This method allows you to check the boxes for each name in the list, so if some of your friends haven't shown up, they won't be invited.
Step 4. Click on the orange button on the Firefox menu at the top left of your browser
Do not navigate outside of this popup window while this step is taking place, otherwise you will have to reopen it and re-scroll the page all the way down
Step 6. Select the Run menu option
Then click on To throw. Your browser might hang briefly while the script is running, this is normal. Your browser will be unlocked in a few moments. Check your "Invite Friends" window. If everything worked fine, all of your friends should be selected!
Step 7. Select Save to invite your friends
This completes the process. You can now enjoy your event!
- If you want to invite most of your friends, but not all, this method is still useful, follow the method as normal, then when all your friends are selected, uncheck the friends you don't want to invite. This saves time compared to manual selection.
Method 3 of 3: Invite all friends on Chrome
Step 1. Go to the Chrome Web Store
The easiest and fastest way to invite your Facebook friends using the Google Chrome browser is to download a free extension that will do the work for you. On the Chrome Web Store home page, enter “Invite all friends”. Scroll down the results page to reach the "Extensions" section. You should see several free extensions designed to help you invite all of your friends to Facebook events.
Step 2. Download and install the extension of your choice
These generally easy-to-use extensions have their own instructions, and the steps may vary slightly depending on which ones you've downloaded. The other steps in this part assume that you have chosen the extension "Facebook Friend Invite", a popular choice that should appear among the first results.
- Click on + free, then on Add in the window allowing that appears.
Step 3. Go to your Facebook event page
To do this, log into your Facebook account, select Events in the menu of your favorites on the left of your home page, then create a new event or select an event that you have already created.
Step 4. Select Invite Friends
A popup window will display a list of all your friends. To invite all friends, you will need to scroll all the way to the bottom. Facebook doesn't automatically check off all the names on the list, it adds them as you scroll through them. The app automatically selects any friends that show up, so you have to scroll all the way down to make sure all friends are selected.
Step 5. Click on the browser icon corresponding to the Facebook friends inverter
This icon is located in the extensions area of your Chrome window, usually at the top right. The icon has a white “f” on a blue background next to a checked box. In a few moments, a popup window should appear with the message "Done, all your friends have been selected". If this worked correctly, each entry in your "Invite your friends" window should be selected.
Step 6. Click Save
This will complete the process by sending out the invitations to your friends. You can now enjoy your event!