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Facebook Launches ‘Events’ a standalone app for the outgoing community

By Alex Neil Posted Oct 09, 2016 in Facebook News/ Social Media News


As claimed by Facebook, over a million people on Facebook use events as a way to create social gatherings and hundreds of millions of events are created each year. These are kind of pretty big numbers and they do justify the launch of a standalone app that is created specifically for this purpose.

As of today, Facebook launched the standalone app ‘Events’ for iOS users with its Android version soon to be following behind. This app lets you manage your social gatherings in the most efficient way and it’s synced with your Facebook account, so any changes you make in your calendar in the app are also recorded on your Facebook profile and vice versa.

It’s a great way to know which events are taking place near you or in a city you are planning to visit. “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,” Facebook product manager, Aditya Koolwal, stated in a blog post announcing the app.

Despite the app listing the social happenings in your area, you will probably not see anything related to politics or religious festivals. People may still create events that they want even if those said events are political or religious but Facebook will not be pushing people in those directions by itself.

Events app will even gather data from your phone’s calendar to avoid confusion about your schedule. Chances are that if you use this app to schedule your outgoings, you may not need your phone’s calendar anymore.

The app seems very promising for the outgoing community of Facebook users and it offers really good features to avoid the clashing in their schedules. But it will be a bummer if Facebook pushes people to download the app the way it did with Messenger and Moments. It should be people’s choice whether they want to use Facebook’s on-site event feature or not.


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