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Facebook gets local with updated events app

Facebook gets local with updated events app”

If you've ever been in an unfamiliar neighborhood wondering where to eat, scoured the internet for the best hair salon, or flip-flopped over whether you wanted to go to that speakeasy downtown, Facebook is proposing a new solution. Unfortunately, the app did not make the same kind of splash as Facebook Messenger, and Events never gained much of a following even among diehard Facebook users.

Along with invitations to events and listings of nearby happenings, users will now see business recommendations from friends, searchable maps, and a list of any Facebook connections who happen to be in the area.

Facebook today has launched its latest app, Local, as a rebranded and updated version of its previous standalone Events app.

You can also recommend places you've been so your friends can see them, and respond to Facebook event invites through the app. The new app brings together businesses, restaurants, bars, and more along with events.

The social network previous year launched a standalone app called Events to help users discover activities - from festivals and 5Ks to neighborhood fairs and nightlife. Local is a little different and seems to be focused more on finding things to do in the moment. You can download Local from Facebook from the App Store for free.



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