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Create stunning Facebook Event Covers

Design stunning covers for your Facebook Event and get more rsvps than ever!

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Easily publicize your event with the help of an effective Facebook event cover

It’s not surprising that a lot of people are setting up their events in Facebook. Given its 1.49 billion active users (and counting!), it is undeniably an effective tool for reaching out to people and piqueing their interest. And there’s little doubt the event organizer finds little fun in sending out individual invites, coordinating RSVPs, or handing out flyers for public events.

That flyer will now take the form of your page’s Facebook event cover. Our professionally designed templates will give you choices ranging from designs for personal gatherings to public lollapalooza. Our easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface and wide selection of stock photos lets even non-designers craft cover designs that can accommodate any event. As an organizer, you will now be able to create hype and viral marketing for your event at no extra cost.

How to make a Facebook event cover photo

  1. Open Canva

    Sign up for Canva using your Facebook or Google account. Already a user? Just log in and search for the “Facebook event cover photo” design type. Choose a template or start from scratch.

  2. Explore templates

    Waiting for inspiration to strike? Check out Canva’s wide range of cover photo templates for every style and theme. Find cover photos for birthdays perfect for you by adding keywords that fit your theme, style and color scheme to narrow down your search.

  3. Get creative with features

    Explore Canva’s library of professional quality images, photos, illustrations, icons, stickers, speech bubbles and other graphics. Use the photo effects and curved text features to make your cover photo stand out.

  4. Personalize a bit more

    Add a personal touch by uploading your own images, photos or artwork. Mix and match different font combinations. Choose a color scheme and background that helps bring your event to life.

  5. Publish and share

    Download and save your cover photo as a PNG or JPEG, then upload it to your Facebook page. You can always go back to the editor at any time and make changes to your design.

Open a New Facebook Event Cover Design

Choose from a range of professionally designed Facebook event covers that are a cinch to personalize

If you’re tasked with piecing together an event, the responsibility for raking up excitement and engagement would most probably also fall on your lap. That of course, includes setting up a Facebook event page. The event cover will most probably set up the tone for the gathering, and who else knows this event from top to bottom other than you?

Even if you’re no designer, you can easily craft a Facebook event cover with Canva’s selection of professionally designed templates. The amount of designing you’ll do can range from zero to a lot, depending on how creative you’re feeling. You can use the templates as they are or do your own take with the template as your foundation.

Create a stunning, time-saving Facebook event cover

The easiest way to publicize an event is through an online platform like Facebook events (it has 1.49 billion users and counting!). What’s not so easy is everything else that comes with creating an event. And chances are, you’re coordinating the whole thing yourself. Between juggling meetings, coordinating the budget, and finalizing details, among others.

With Canva’s ready-to-use templates and easy-to-use editor, that Facebook event cover is a cinch to make. Simply select a template that embodies your event and play around with the design elements according to the branding and details that need to go in your event cover. Before you know it, you’re Facebook event cover is ready to make your page a smashing success.

Add a touch of personality or on-brand identity to your Facebook event cover by uploading your own images

Lend your layout its own brand of distinctiveness by fusing it with your brand elements and colors. If it’s a personal event, you can make instant connections by using photos that your attendees will no doubt recognize. Our constantly updated library of stock photos, icons, and many other design elements will come to the rescue if you’re in need of more choices.

Any of the tabs on the editor’s left-hand menu will take you to a world of designing possibilities. Jump from browsing images, uploading your own photos, or selecting fonts with just a few quick clicks!

Share that awesome Facebook event cover on all your digital properties

The final step will decide how effective your Facebook event cover truly is: Download your design in stunning high resolution and load it up on your event page. Click on the Download button and voila, your design work is done!

If your design contains all your event details and can function as a standalone invite, you might want to share it on all your digital properties as well. On the menu bar, you will find a share button that allows you to post, tweet, or send your Facebook event cover to your mailing list. Instant event announcement!

FAQ

At a minimum, your Facebook event cover photo size should be 1200 x 628 pixels, or a 1.91:1 ratio. To make sure it displays well on a retina screen, go for 1920 x 1005. Make the job easier by using a Facebook event cover photo template.

Using a video for your Facebook event cover is easier than it sounds. Simply click the camera icon on your cover and upload the video the same way you would a photo. You can choose to upload a new video or choose one from your library.

Be sure to keep dimensions in mind when creating a Facebook event cover. Your event cover will be different in size from a personal or business page header photo or a Facebook group cover photo. Your event cover should fit the theme of your event and draw people in.

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