How do I change the time of my Facebook event?

08 Feb

This article on how to change the time of my Facebook event follows on from How Do I Create A Facebook Event? and How Do I Communicate With The People Attending My Facebook Event? and actually covers the question I asked in the first place when I had created a Facebook event but needed to change the time.

Why is it so hard to change the time of a Facebook event?

It isn’t actually difficult at all to change the time of your event, however it is not obvious or intuitive. We’re used to getting drop-down menus or calendars or options when we try to edit an event in a calendar, but Facebook (currently) does it a bit differently.

How do you edit a Facebook event?

Once you have set up an event, you can edit it at any time by clicking the Edit button on the right of the screen:

How to edit a Facebook event

This takes you into the edit screen. Here you can add a photo, change the name, add a location and change the date and time.

Here’s the confusing part. If you want to change the date, click on the calendar icon and a calendar sheet will come up where you can select the date:

Edit date of a facebook event

However, when you click on the time, all you will get is the hour or minute section highlighted. Nothing to drop down, no arrows, no clock. This has confused many people.

change the time on a facebook event

However, all you need to do is click on that highlight and use your number keypad or top row numbers to type in your new number. If you want it to read 8:30, start by highlighting the hour and typing 8.

It’s not completely simple, though. Once you get to the minutes, the numbers move along the field like the numbers on a till – so if you highlight :00 and press the 3 key, this will happen:

change facebook event time

and you actually have to type 30 to get it to read 30 and not 03. I don’t know about you, but I expected the cursor to be at the beginning, so you could just type a 3 and get 30.

Anyway, there you go – click Save and there’s your date changed:

change time facebook ok

This article has explained how to change the time of a Facebook event.

Related posts on this blog

How Do I Create A Facebook Event?

How Do I Communicate With The People Attending My Facebook Event?

How do I cancel a Facebook event?

All articles about Facebook


Posted by on February 8, 2017 in Facebook



9 responses to “How do I change the time of my Facebook event?

  1. The Story Reading Ape

    February 8, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog.


  2. Let's CUT the Crap!

    February 8, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    A.w.e.s.o.m.e. Thank you. 🙂


  3. Don Massenzio

    February 9, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Here is a helpful post from the Libro Editing blog on changing the time of a Facebook event.


  4. Sarah

    September 19, 2017 at 3:39 am

    Thank you so much! So helpful


    • Liz Dexter

      September 19, 2017 at 7:20 am

      You’re welcome – glad I could help!


  5. Amey Westfall

    April 6, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    I can not change my date for an event??


    • Liz Dexter

      April 7, 2020 at 8:04 am

      If you look at the instructions here, you have to overtype the date or time, which is odd but should work. Try doing it on a PC if you’re struggling to do it on your phone.



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