Facebook launches standalone Events app for Android

Facebook Events has been available for past two months on the iPhone, but now Android users can get in on the fun. The social media giant is making good on its promise to bring its planning app to the Play Store, and it looks to be a near-carbon copy of the iOS version.

Developed as a way to keep all of your meet-ups in one place, the Events app is sort of a Facebook calendar that lets you see what you’re doing and find things that might be fun. Inside the app, you can check out nearby happenings, make plans with your Facebook friends, and import your personal calendar as well, to avoid any scheduling snafus.

The app appears to retain much of the design language of its iOS counterpart, so don’t expect it to match the look of the Material Design-styled Messenger app. The new app should be live on the Play Store but if you’re not seeing it, you can sideload the Google-sign APK on APK Mirror.

Why this matters: One of Facebook’s biggest strength is its promotion of events, and this new app is a clear indication that it only intends to strengthen that advantage. The calendar aspect offers a cool, unique element that ties together only the things that are happening in your feed, so you can strip away the fake news and focus on the things you want to do.

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