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October 8, 2016

Facebook Launches Standalone Calendar-Based ‘Events’ App

by John_A

Facebook yesterday announced the launch of a standalone iOS app that lets users of the social network directly access its “Events” features, which the company says have more than 100 million daily users.

Today we’re announcing Events from Facebook, a new app we designed for event seekers who are passionate about keeping up with nearby events and finding things to do with their friends. Whether you’re looking for something to attend this weekend or just wondering what’s happening in your area, Events will help get you there.

The app offers a feed of events that are created or followed by users’ Facebook friends, including any updates to events that users have confirmed they’re going to, as well as those promoted by any commercial pages they follow.

Events can be searched based on time, location, and interest, and upcoming events can be browsed via an interactive map. To keep track of events, the app also offers a calendar view, to which existing Google and iCloud calendars can be added, so it’s easier for users to make plans.

Facebook events is a free download for iPhone and iPad from the U.S. App Store, but availability in other regional stores remains patchy as of Saturday. [Direct Link]

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