How to add a life event on Facebook and edit the ones you've already created

  • You can add a life event on Facebook through the "Life Event" button on your profile page.  
  • The Life Event button is located near the top of the page, just underneath the status update bar.
  • You can also add or edit a Facebook life event by going to the "About" tab on your Facebook profile and selecting the "Life Events" menu from the left-hand column. 
  • Life Events on Facebook are special posts that can help you commemorate an event, relationship, or other important memories.
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Congratulations! You've just hit a major milestone — started a new job, moved, gotten married, had a baby, or something else entirely — and now you want to share your happy moment with everyone you know. One way to do this is to add it as a life event on Facebook.

Facebook life events allow people to know what's happening to you quickly, without you having to write a post about it. You've probably seen them before — the most common ones out there are when people start new relationships, get engaged or married, or get new jobs.

Usually, these life events are created automatically when you change a portion of your Facebook profile. However, if you want to create a life event manually — or alter the details of an existing one, there's a way to do that, too.

Here's how.

How to add a life event on Facebook 

1. Go to your Facebook profile page.

2. Above where it says "What's on your mind," on the right, click "Life Event."

3. Choose the most fitting category, or select "Create Your Own."

4. Fill in the information as desired: Title, date, description, location, and any photos you may want to add or people you may want to tag. When you are satisfied, click "Share" at the bottom.

How to edit a life event you've already added on Facebook

1. From your Facebook profile page, under your cover photo, click "About."

2. On the left-hand sidebar, click "Life Events" at the bottom.

3. Find the life event you want to edit and click on it.

4. In the top right corner of the life event pop-up box, click the three dots.

5. In the drop-down menu, click "Edit Life Event" – or, if you simply want to delete it, click "Delete Life Event."

6. If you chose edit, alter the details of the event as you please, then click "Save."

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