Inviting Fans and Friends to a Facebook Event

Larry S. sent me this message through the website last night. I thought it was a great question; one that you all might be struggling with as well:

“A friend created an event. I want to invite all the fans of a page that I administer, including those who are not my friends. I linked to the url for the event, but that just posted it on the page’s wall without invitations. Help!”

Well, there’s some good news and some bad news in the answer to Larry’s question.

What you need to do is go into the event and click on “edit event” or “invite friends to the event.” There you will be allowed to select from a list of your friends to invite. I think it lets you invite 150 people at a time (per day). So if you had 500 friends you’d have to break it up over a few days. (I’m not sure they still do that—they may have lifted that limit).

Unfortunately, you can’t invite people who aren’t your own Facebook friends, even if they are fans of your page. This is a real bummer but it’s still the way Facebook does it, at least right now. So you’ll only be able to invite YOUR friends. The good news is, if you post the event on your facebook page, and ask people to RSVP and invite THEIR friends, you’ll get a LOT of invites pretty quickly.

Does that help? Let me know if it doesn’t make sense.

You can always post your questions here on the blog, or shoot me an email and I’m glad to help you out.

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