Facebook has introduced the standalone iSO app – “Events from Facebook” for iOS users and will be coming soon for Android too. The Events from Facebook allow users to discover nearby events through a streamlined channel. The Events from Facebook app is available for download in the App Store for the users in U.S.
According to a press note,
“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 Events from Facebook app browse upcoming events shared by your friends or anyone on Facebook and the app opens to a feed of events that your friends say they’re going to or simply interested in. If you follow any pages you like and they have any upcoming events, it also show up in the feed along with news from events you’re already planning to go to. Moreover, users will be able to browse event recommendations based on time, location and their interests.
“The actions you take on events in the app will also be visible and available on Facebook. This way, your friends can see what you’re interested in and what events you’ve shared with them, even if they don’t have the app.”
In the Events from Facebook app, there is a calendar feature which prevent you from double-booking yourself – and you can add other calendars from services including Google and Apple’s iCloud, making it easier for users to make plans.