The Facebook Local app, is a standalone app. This app incorporates information about local businesses and reviews from Facebook users. Facebook Local App, enables users to easily find what to do, where to go, where to eat, and what you need. All this are recommended by the people you know and trust.
The most unique feature of the Facebook Local app is its combination of calendar and event listings which enables you to keep up with what is happening locally, wherever you are. Thus whether you’re looking for something to do with friends this weekend or want to explore a new neighborhood, Facebook Local has got you covered.
The Facebook Local App is available for iOS and Android devices. This app combines events and permanent places to a single search engine powered by Facebook’s 70 million business pages plus reviews and friends check-ins.
Features of the Facebook Local App
- You can opt to add calendars from your phone to view of all of your plans in one place
- Look out for events and activities happening near you on an interactive map and filter by time, category, location and more
- View the most recent activity, events and places your friends are interacting with and updates from event hosts and pages you follow
- Choose to get notifications about your upcoming events so you know if details change
- Recommendations based on what’s popular with your friends, things you’ve been to in the past, pages you like and curated can also be gotten.
How the Facebook Local App Works
- Facebook Local’s home page displays shortcuts to view nearby restaurants, cafes, drinks, attractions, and more, as well as where friends and people you follow go. Also seen as a calendar of your day’s Events, a Trending Events feed guides to music, nightlife, art, and other happenings, and options to view everything going on, on certain days.
- The Discover feed displays top suggestions and what’s popular with friends. The calendar tab lays out all your Event invites and RSVPs, and you can also import your phone’s calendars to have everything in one place. Facebook Local app enables you to change your location, to see what’s happening in another city if you are travelling.
- Facebook users who don’t use the standalone app, can still benefit from this app since Facebook and Facebook Local share the same code, thus when it improves something like the ability to search for a particular item, those enhancements reflects back to Facebook immediately.
Facebook’s mission with this app, is to “Bring the world closer together”, by bundling nightlife, with local business listings, Facebook events can only get better and wider coverage on Facebook with users all over the globe.