A Facebook Event makes use of a cover image in the same way as your Timeline page -- it gives guests an idea of the theme or location of the event and can help attract attention or build enthusiasm if used in the right way. As well as choosing the right image for your event, you need to make sure it fits the correct dimensions and format for Facebook. You can only add or change the event photo if you are designated as a host. Note that you become the host automatically if you create an event.

Step 1

Log in to Facebook and choose "Events." Click "Create event" to organize an event from scratch or select an existing event for which you are a host.

Step 2

Type the details of your event in the fields provided. At this stage, there's no option to set a cover image. Click "Create."

Step 3

Click "Add Event Photo" and select "Upload a Photo." Pick a file from your system -- for the best results, use an image 851 pixels wide and 315 pixels high. If the event already has a cover image, hover over it, click "Change Event Photo" and select "Upload a Photo."

Step 4

Click and drag on the photo to reposition it if necessary, and then choose "Save Changes."