Facebook rolls out Featured Events curated by actual people

By Shrey Pacheco | Updated Jun 28 2016
Facebook rolls out Featured Events curated by actual people
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Facebook has announced a human-curated list of featured events. Users in 10 cities in the US will now see a list of featured events, and are hand-picked by a team at Facebook. The company says that these events are selected to show people fun things happening locally in select cities. In order to determine which cities are included on a list, the team reviews local art, entertainment festival, music and more. The list of events will also take into consideration factors such as location and capacity. Further, the company notes that factors like whether or not the event has bought advertisements for the event on Facebook will not be considered. The 10 cities with access to the feature include Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.

Facebook Events product manager, Aditya Koolwal, told TechCrunch that the company has no plans for a standalone Events app. He said, “The cost to installing an app is high. If we can build a lot of discovery features into Facebook and get people to use them, that’s a huge win.” The report also notes that this feature can only be accessed by iOS users for now.

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