The social media tech giant, Facebook always keeps on introducing new features. This time it’s giving its most outward users a devoted app for surfing and searching for things going on nearby. And thanks to the Facebook Events app’s skill to bring in calendars from your phone. You can see all your plans in one place, so you know when you’re free. Facebook Introduces Standalone Calendar-Based ‘Events’ App.
Facebook Introduces Standalone Calendar-Based ‘Events’ App
The Facebook Events app has been launched for iOS in the U.S., and will come to Android soon. Facebook’s core app will still offer its Events feature, so you won’t be enforced to switch like with Messenger.
Facebook Events product manager Aditya Koolwal revealed that,
“The core thesis behind this app is that if we build something for the people really eager to discover events, people will have a good time.”
Events is maybe Facebook’s most exclusive, distinguished feature. While you can make profiles, share content and chat on tons of amenities, there’s no actual substitute for Facebook Events.
Events is one of Facebook’s oldest features. It launched in 2005. But while gradually growing, it was ignored until 2011 when Facebook started trying to endorse local happenings.
Facebook ramped up the reforms and approvals in 2014, around when Mark Zuckerberg first proposed it could ultimately get its own app. Events hit 450 million Events users by 2015, and this summer it started proposing “Featured Events,” chosen by human supervisors in major cities.
How to Use Facebook Events App:
When you go to Facebook Events, you’ll instantly get Events you’ve been invited to or RSVP’d to that day. Scroll down and you’ll get a feed of Events that Facebook considers would interest you, based on what your friends are going to.
In the Search tab, you can immediately tap tiles to look what’s up today, tomorrow or this weekend. A map allows you see events by location, which you can agitate in case you’re scheduling a vacation. The search feature also lets you select certain features like day, time and genre, so you can just see concerts or drama shows.
Last of all, the Calendar feature permits you pull in your iPhone’s calendar to display you all your appointments in one place. You can sync other calendars, like Google’s, to your phone. Then sync that to Facebook to pull in engagements from anywhere.
Facebook has long been condemned for detaching us from the real world. Inspiring us to watch it through a screen rather than live the moment. However if the social network can find you a gallery inaugural, résumé workshop or tailgate in your locality, that might compensate those nights alone scrolling the feed.