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Facebook launches a standalone app for events

Facebook launched a standalone app for events and it's perfect for users who like to have a better overview of the upcoming events

By Lana Jelic on Oct 7, 2016 at 05:02 pm CDT - 1 min, 11 secs reading time

Every day, more than 100 million people use Facebook events, so it made perfect sense for Facebook to introduce it as a standalone app.

Facebook events app is perfect for users who like to have a better overview of the upcoming events, but Facebook doesn't require you to download the app to be able to use Events in your Facebook app, at least not for now.

Facebook launches a standalone app for events | TweakTown.com

When you open Events, you can see the events your Facebook friends are interested in, recently-announced events by the pages you like, and updates from events you're already connected to. You can also browse the events based on your interests or location. Events app features an interactive map that will help you browse trough the events easier, something that the Events feature in Facebook's main app doesn't have.

Facebook also added a calendar in the app so you can keep track of the events you are attending.

Everything you do in the app will also be visible on your Facebook, so your friends will still be able to see the events you are interested in or going to even if they don't have the Events app.

Events is available in the App Store for iPhone users in the US today, and is coming soon to Android.

Last updated: Sep 1, 2017 at 05:17 am CDT

Lana Jelic

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Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

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