In keeping with its tendency to spin off popular features of its site and app into their very own standalone apps, Facebook has launched a dedicated iOS app for its Events section.
Released over the weekend, the app, called Events from Facebook, lets you easily discover events and stay on top of the ones that you’re interested in.
Get on board
At first launch, the app asks you to log in to your Facebook account (of course). It then takes you to a series of prompts that has you specifying the categories of events you’re interested in, setting your preferred event location, and enabling notifications to get the latest event updates.
Get caught up
Check out the home feed to see recommended happening and upcoming events based on what your friends have expressed their interest in or otherwise interacted with.
Get the deets
Tap an event to learn more about it on its details page, including its date and venue, attendees, relevant photos, and discussion posts. From there you can also set whether you’re interested in going to the event or have made up your mind to go, invite friends to the event, save the event, or copy the link to the event for sharing.
Go to the search tab to look for a particular event; browse events happening today, tomorrow, and this week; explore nearby events on an interactive map; and browse events by category. Go to the calendar tab to see your scheduled events.
While it’s yet another app to download and keep on your device, Events from Facebook does afford the advantage of having all event-related stuff in one place, minus the noise of the news feed and other sections in the main Facebook app.
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