Facebook Launches ‘Events’ Standalone App


If you’re a user of Facebook, there’s more than likely a high probability that you’ve come across the “Events” section, which tallies a variety of content, from concerts, to parties, to whatever else might be happening on a specific date.

According to Facebook, over 100 million daily users use the Events function on Facebook, which apparently means the company has deemed it essential to launch another standalone app. So, here we are, with a brand new, standalone “Events” app for iOS. It works like the standard Events platform in the regular Facebook app, or on the desktop: You can browse the events that are taking place in your town or nearby, and you can say you’re going to that event or not.

If a user follows a commercial page, and they have an event coming up, that will show up in the app, and news from an event that you’ve already said you’re going to will show up in your feed as well.

The Events app will put together lists of events based on your personal preferences and location, which includes the ability to search, or use an interactive map. A calendar is baked in, too, making it easier for users not to pile up too many events on one particular date.

Events is rolling out for iOS beginning today, and it will be available for Android soon.

[via Facebook Newsroom]

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