How to Delete Events on Facebook

Delete events from Facebook using your account’s Events screen. How you go about removing an event varies slightly depending on whether you’re using the Facebook website or the official Facebook app for mobile devices. Either way, you can only delete events for which you are an administrator.

Delete Events Using the Facebook Website

Step 1: Click the Facebook logo in the top-left corner of the website to view your News Feed.

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If you recently created the event, it may show up directly in your News Feed.
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Step 2: Click the Events button on the menu on the left of the screen.

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Step 3: Select the event you want to delete to load the event’s page.

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If you have numerous events, click "Hosting" to sort out only those you created.
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Step 4: Press the Edit button found below the event’s header image.

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The header image spans the top of the event's page.
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Step 5: Click the Cancel Event link.

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You can use this dialog to edit event particulars as well.
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Step 6: Press the Yes button to confirm you want to delete the event.

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Delete Events Using the Facebook Mobile App

The images shown here are from a Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android 5.0. The Android OS varies in appearance between different devices from different manufactures. Also, Facebook for Android may have slight variations from Facebook for iOS or Windows Phone OS.

Step 1: Tap the three-line Menu icon.

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Facebook (Android 5.0)
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Step 2: Touch the Events button to load your Events page.

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Facebook (Android 5.0)
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Step 3: Tap the name of the event you want to delete.

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If you administer multiple events, tap the "Upcoming" drop-down to sort them. You can also sort by date.
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Step 4: Touch the Edit icon.

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Also tap the Edit icon to edit event particulars.
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Step 5: Tap Delete event.

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Facebook (Android 5.0)
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Step 6: Touch Yes to confirm you want to delete the selected event.

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Facebook (Android 5.0)
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Delete a Life Event

You can also remove life events from your Facebook Timeline. Life events are used to chronicle milestones in your personal history, such as graduations, retirements, weddings and the birth of a child. To remove a life event, tap your name next to your profile picture to load your Timeline. Scroll down until you locate the life event you want to delete. Click the downward-facing arrow in the top-right corner of the event and select Delete to remove it.

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If you want to keep the event but don't want anyone to see it, select "Hide from Timeline" instead.
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