Face­book re-launches “Events” as “Face­book Lo­cal”

The Freeman - - LIFESTYLE -

Face­book re-launched its “Events” stand-alone ap­pli­ca­tion as “Face­book Lo­cal” over the week­end.

The new ver­sion ex­pands the features of the eventss­chedul­ing ap­pli­ca­tion to cover lo­cal­ized searches for din­ing venues, bars and business es­tab­lish­ments.

Made avail­able for An­droid and iOS on November 11, the app has been likened to the “Yelp” mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion – given that “Face­book Lo­cal’s” new fea­ture set is anal­o­gous with that of “Yelp.”

Re­ac­tions on the rere­lease of the stand­alone app have been mixed since most of “Face­book Lo­cal” features are al­ready ac­ces­si­ble within the main Face­book plat­form. It has also sparked some ques­tions on the di­rec­tion Face­book is head­ing to­wards in rolling out a sep­a­rate ap­pli­ca­tion that’s spe­cific to lo­cal searches. More in­for­ma­tion on the app is hosted on its of­fi­cial on­line dis­tri­bu­tion pages.

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