Facebook Launches Standalone Calendar-Based 'Events' App

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.

Facebook Events
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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19 weeks ago


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.


Yes. The entire point of allowing you to upload your existing calendars to Facebook is to make it easier for the user to make plans and is not simply there to make it easier for Facebook to data mine every aspect of your life.
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19 weeks ago
They need a standalone poke app
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19 weeks ago
Not falling for this. Deactivated Facebook already though.
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19 weeks ago
Great, more individual apps
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19 weeks ago
Cool! I love when a company breaks out their product into millions of ridiculous separate apps. They need to have a Friends app too, exclusively for adding people. Then they can release their new Pokes app, just to manage your pokes. Also they need a new app for their marketplace, and a separate app for your wall would be a great idea too. They can have one called Status, where you just post your current status and nothing else. All of this would ensure users have nothing but apps from Facebook on their phone and provides a much less confusing, better experience.
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19 weeks ago
Why
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19 weeks ago
Ugh they r like Google. Throwing out one App at a time to see what sticks
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19 weeks ago
If it's anything like Facebook's other apps, expect this to be discontinued in a year.
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19 weeks ago
While I agree with comments above, the app is well made, it looks good and very easy to use which is very important considering Facebook's audience.
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19 weeks ago
This is great news.

Just last week, I was wondering when I'd get to download another Facebook app to fill my entire first screen with Facebook Apps. I wasn't sure what was coming but knew I needed another app. I was kind of hoping for a Facebook Notifications app so I would be finally able to see ALL my notifications from Facebook in one place. Then I could decide which app I would open first. Maybe we'll get this app early next year.

The only other app I am really looking forward to is Facebook Groups. Then I won't have my main app cluttered with group talk and all that can be another separate app.

Truly a thrilling day!!! I am so glad I woke up today.
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