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Facebook helps find fun events going on around you

Sharon Gaudin | Dec. 22, 2015
Service can be customized to users' interests .

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Facebook is testing an Events feature for iOS users that helps them find local events customized to their interests.  Credit: Facebook

Want some help figuring out what to do tonight or this weekend?

Maybe you should turn to someone, or something, that knows a lot about you, like who you hang out with, what you like to do, where you live and where you go.

Facebook executives are hoping that's exactly what you'll want to do.

The social networking company is testing an events service designed to help users find things to do around their location.

Facebook said the new Event service is available only on the iPhone. With the service, users can specify if they're looking for something to do tonight, on Saturday afternoon or maybe a week from Friday.

Traveling for work or visiting relatives in another city? The service lets you adjust your location.

There's a "Suggested for You" section based on what Facebook knows about you and the things you have liked to do in the past.

"When you go to your Events dashboard in the Facebook app, you'll see new sections with Event results," a Facebook spokeswoman said in an email to Computerworld. "These will include specific categories like Music, Food & Drinks, Nightlife, Sports & Fitness and more."


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