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Facebook launches smartphone app for event seekers

More than 100 million people daily use Facebook's events section to discover activities they can take part in

AFP/PTI  |  San Francisco 

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Photo: Reuters

has released a mobile for finding local happenings to enjoy with friends. The Events tailored for iPhones hit Apple's online shop, with a version "coming soon" for smartphones powered by Google-backed Android software, product manager Aditya Koolwal said in on online post. Events is a stand-alone spin on a section at the leading online social network that lets people share plans for concerts, poetry slams, plays or other types of events they are interested in attending. "When you open Events, you can quickly catch up on new events your friends are interested in, recently-announced events by the Pages you like, and updates from events you're already connected to," Koolwal said. More than 100 million people daily use Facebook's events section to discover activities they can take part in with friends, according to Koolwal. The Events lets people browse for happenings based on factors such as location or interest, and to explore potential outing options with the help of interactive maps. Plans made in Events are organised on a calendar and shared back to friends. California-based has been building a family of mobile applications to stay tuned into modern lifestyles in which smartphones are used to quickly connect and share with friends or colleagues. has a mobile for the social network, as well as and WhatsApp messaging programs that each claim more than a billion users. also owns photo and video sharing Instagram, which reported earlier this year that it topped 500 million users.

First Published: Sat, October 08 2016. 12:31 IST
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