Bring back facebook events. 1/5
Stop showing me events on my calendar from a bar I went to once. I want to see my events that I am interested in only when I go to my event calendar. Not events that exist an hour away that because I Checked into once. Bring back facebook events the way it was before. The interface is terrible. I am searching for an event, local map area, then it spreads out from my map area to like a 100 mile radius.
Did the product manager do any usability testing? 2/5
No. Please god do some usability testing. This app used to be good, every new update is making it worse.
Used to be awesome and essential 1/5
I wish they’d go back to how it was a year or two ago. If I’m looking for an event in my local town, I don’t want see half of the results that are for cities up to 2.5 hours away. Search in map was great. Please bring it back so it actually works.
WHY was calendar view removed?! 1/5
By Mark Arson
Seriously this app removing the ability to compare facebook events with other things on a calendar made it go from five stars to one star. There’s no reason for me to use it at all unless that gets put back.
Calendar and integration with iPhone calendar is gone, attempts to access help cause app to crash - deleting this until you come up with an update that restores the calendar integration.
Updates getting worse and worse 1/5
This app is getting harder and harder to use.... now there’s no calendar. I just wanna know what I said I’m interested in. Oh and for a long time they stopped showing what friends were interested in something. Ugh
Getting worse with each update 1/5
By App user Ana
It appears the people that design this app do not use the app, because each release is more useless than the prior one. The latest release removed the option to see all events happening at my starred places. Now I have to go to each website to browse events and manually add them to my personal calendar, eventually I will stop using Facebook events/local just as I did with Facebook itself.
The app is useless to me. 2/5
By Mr. Fantasticals
If I search for a specific activity, like car shows, the app shows these results in some random fashion based on my friends' interests and I can't filter them by date or distance. Facebook, I don't want you to give me a guided tour of whatever your algorithm thinks I will be interested in. I want you to give me a tool that I can use to dig deep and find the things I need.
The current incarnation of this app is weak and I'm uninstalling it.
Good app to have, still needs improving 4/5
80% of the reason I still have a facebook is to keep up with events (I manage and attend a lot of art/performance events) and having this app on my phone lets me track them on mobile without dealing with the rest of the noise of facebook. However, the app makes it a little hard to access/search for future events you have already RSVP’d to (they are discoverable but not the way you’d initially expect) and for some reason it doesn’t show you the number of people RSVP’d to the event! Event description and comments are all easily accessible, though, so there’s a lot to like about this app if you, like me, still rely on the platform for events.
Bring back calendar view 2/5
The main reason for using this app was because FB main app didn't have calendar view for events and this did.
Now this also has dropped calendar view. Who is making these calls and can't see the usefulness of calendar view. Ugh.
Going from bad to worse 1/5
What are you guys doing out there? Why would you make this app unorganized? Where do I find events I’m interested in? Where is the calendar view?
Facebook Notifications 2/5
This was a great app until the Facebook notifications started coming through on it as well. Local should be only for events and restaurants etc in the area you are in. If I want to see my Facebook notifications, I will login to Facebook. Please remove this feature. It is too much to look through to see the real events going on in my area which is the purpose of the Local App.
Love it but there’s a glitch 4/5
I love love love this app and how it allows me to track my events and filter my searches!
In the latest update it looks like y’all got rid of the calendar feature that allows me to see all of my events in a calendar.
Also, in the Hebrew version of the app there didn’t used to be any problems but not it show all of the letters backwards!
Horrible update 1/5
By Lvb lovp
Please change back to what it was. It is extremely confusing to navigate now. It does not offer the simple and useful feature of your calendar with events linked up for the week. Please change back.
Becoming even less useful with time 1/5
By Navigational Dance
This app has always had design and functionality issues. The search function is largely useless — even if I know the exact name of an event, the search function is unlikely to find it. It’s even worse if the event is in the next town over. With the latest update, the most useful function, “Upcoming Events”, got cut off at the knees. There is no longer any guarantee that you will see your upcoming events in chronological order, making the app useless for helping me schedule my time.
Local is still useful for looking at specific events, if you can find them, but that’s about it.
Need calendar back!! 2/5
By Denise mommy
This app is useless to me without the calendar feature bring it back.
Latest update removed all the useful features 2/5
Used to be able to access calendar easily in old layout; this new layout is challenging to navigate. Can’t see a sequential calendar of events. Would like to revert to old version.
Recent update 1/5
By App appreciation
I do not like the most recent update at all. I can’t find “my” events as easily and when I do, they aren’t posted in chronological order. I liked seeing a day by day calendar of what I had chosen as events I was interested in instead of having events listed with just a date range next to them. I would be happy if you would just reverse this update and set everything back to the way it was. This version is not nearly as useful.
New update is awful! 2/5
Why, oh WHY did you ditch the calendar view on the latest update?????? This app wasn’t the best before (in that it defaulted to show you all other things and you had to click to get to YOUR events), but now it took out the most useful feature! Seeing everything in a giant list is not ideal. I liked having an overview of the week or month. I liked having a way to check events w/o opening Facebook, but this app is trying to throw too much at you and loses site of good usability and usefulness. 😡😡😡 BE BETTER!
No More Calendar?? 1/5
I was extremely happy with this app until you guys got rid of the calendar feature.. I thought that was the whole point of this app lol..
It’s nice to not have Facebook on my phone but still be able to get info on events. But the search function is crappy, the interface is clunky, and for some events (I can’t figure out which - maybe public ones? Or ones of a certain size?) you can’t see who’s attending. This app could - should - be better considering facebook’s vast resources.
New update 1/5
By Geekd Frenchiez
I don’t like this new update, can you change it back. I don’t want to see my Facebook notifications in my local app. I use the local app specifically for events and finding events, now I’m seeing all my post notifications from my face book.
Why change? 2/5
I was used to the last version. Why change what was good. Ugh!
Keeps Getting Worse 1/5
They removed the calendar functionality (which was the most useful part for seeing your upcoming events) and keep making the UI harder to navigate with every update.
The update I feel is a bit off of the notifications, as for the local app used to just give activity notifications now gives FB notifications with it, so now just bogged down
It seems like the Facebook Local app has been abandoned…
Could be great, but now lacking 2/5
These are the things that should be changed:
1) Notifications should be more useful. Should function similar to those in the iOS calendar app. “Daily Guide” is useless. Give me specific detailed notifications of my events WHEN I want to see them. Allow the ability to see events that “I’m going to”, “interested in”, or both.
2) Once you open the app, it’s much too difficult to get to “My Events.” It’s like you’ve purposely put in in the most hidden place you could think to stick it. It should at a minimum be one of the tabs at the bottom, but I’d rather the app just open to this page. I know Facebook wants to get me to click on all these other events, but if you want to make the app truly custom friendly, this is not the way.
3) Even after clicking on My Events, it doesn’t open the calendar to the right date - it’s always a few days into the future and I have to scroll back.
App could be super useful: right now it’s borderline worth having.
Outrageously glitchy. Doesn’t accurately return location or keyword search results, which should be basic functionality for an events calendar app. Searching the same location and/or keywords on Facebook proper elicits an entirely different (and much more relevant) docket of results. Search function has a mind of it’s own - great for discovering completely unrelated events on the other side of the state, I guess!
I can’t even see which of my friends are interested or attending events. It’s cool if you want to discover new events by yourself.
Automatically refreshes to different location hours away 2/5
I’ve tried turning off location services, deleted then re-downloaded—nothing I do stops this app from refusing to stay on the city I’ve typed in. It bounces all over the state rendering the app useless. Very frustrating as it used to be one of my favorites to use.
No longer shows going / interested 1/5
The most important feature of this app is being able to see who is going / Interested..... now that’s gone. So I have to use the regular FB app instead. Very frustrating
Keeps your Facebook friends real 4/5
By Dancin Forever
I’ve been on Facebook since 2007 & realized I don’t need my newsfeed on my smartphone - it’s overkill so I deleted the main app. I did discover I lost touch with events my friends invite me to & go to. So the Local app is key to *meeting* your Facebook friends - it’s been a godsend in this way - I’ve discovered life changing events (not exaggerating) my friends have scouted (ie. interested in) & don’t have the noise of my newsfeed. Combine that with turning push notifications off on Messenger & you have a recipe to get your life back! 😇
My biggest gripe is there is a bug on iOS where the guest list is no longer shown for all my events. I checked my Android device and I can still see Interested, Going, Invited lists so it is an iOS specific bug & so annoying I’m docking a star until this is fixed!
Inexcusable to not have a support channel to report this bug so it gets fixed in a timely manner.
I also want to see my list of Events I’ve Attended like i can on Android. I learned a lot just scrolling this list back to 2007!
Taking out guest list is probably the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.
Needs geographical boundaries!! 1/5
I do not want to see things that are 2+ hours away!!! Please add a way to effectively put boundaries in how far we want to travel for events.
I’m in western central Florida and you show me top events for me in Miami!!
By The apple fanboy
Useless notifications and too many of them
Has potential to be great but also annoying as hell 3/5
By Earl Greyer
The organization of the events leaves something to be desired, but I can overlook that for the sheer number of events listings in my area I knew nothing about but would love to attend.
However, the notification system is as frustrating as the regular Facebook app. Repetitive reminders about events are totally unnecessary, especially if I’ve only checked that I’m interested and not that I’m going. One reminder is enough. If I ignore it the first time that should negate future reminders. I may have to turn off notifications if this isn’t fixed.
This app needs work! 1/5
I downloaded the app, tapped into it and it asked me if I wanted to continue as myself. I hit yes. ERROR! Ok, I thought I will just log in with my FB login info that I JUST CHANGED A DAY AGO, so the password has NOT changed. I login again. ERROR! So I deleted the app. It’s just not ready quite yet and if I could give 0 stars, believe me I would!!
Awful Update 1/5
They’re newest update has ruined this app. They’re trying to force checkins and creating events with a weird center ‘+’ tab (i don’t want to do either), made it extra hard to see your calendar by burying it in a new ‘user’ tab (nothing on that page is helpful), and are not showing who’s going lists (pretty much the only feature that matters in this app). Looks like some seriously bad business asks and stakeholder input have crippled this once useful app.
Hate this app soooo much! 1/5
By You wont let me pick a name
This app is the worst! If it gets the wrong information, or if you move your shop, you’re screwed! You cannot change the info, so you continue having customers go to the wrong location! And there is NO support at all! You are on your own unless you feel like scrolling down pages of useless info and no contact info at all. Stay away!!!!
Bring back infinite scroll 3/5
By Hugh Malkin
This version is limiting the number of events shown in a search. There are hundreds of events in every city.
No Easy Way to Use It 2/5
By Bummed by Tap Tap
I have grown up using computers and apps. This app is not glitchy; it’s just really poorly executed. There’s no easy way to get to a specific date (even though there appears to be), it tells me to look at my events, my locations, what my friends are doing, but doesn’t actually let me see anything when I go to expand. It adds filters you don’t want but forces you to use. Just epically disappointed. And ffs, if you are going to make it this difficult to figure out what events you are interested in or said you are going to, can you at least let us export the data to a calendar? I heavily use FB events for personal and business reasons and I’m dying for something better to come along so I can stop messing around with this garbage.
Going Downhill. 2/5
God this app is getting worse and worse. It won’t even load anymore. And trying to look at events within the actual Facebook app is not ridiculous. So incredibly frustrating. It’s like every time they update it it get so much worse. Probably going to end up just like the old Facebook groups app. Deleted. I’ve had to delete and reinstall so many times and even then it barely works.
Organization Disaster with No Calendar Integration 2/5
Opening this app gives me anxiety in terms of design. It’s difficult to find my events and there is no calendar integration (google or otherwise).
1 Big Helpful Resource For Finding Anything Local 5/5
By Chap Oscar
There is nothing more frustrating than being lost in a town at the mercy of strangers for information. This Facebook Local is a total God send. Chaplain Oscar Smith
Facebooks best app 5/5
For me facebooks forte is in connecting me to people offline and events is the best way to do so☺️
Why won’t the filter for time of day work? 2/5
I was really excited to see this feature, but the filter doesn’t do anything.
Doesn’t refresh well, takes all the actual events I host from my newsfeed to another app. But because it doesn’t refresh, it means I end up only seeing comments for events I AM HOSTING in my feed and if I don’t click it’s effectively lost. It also doesn’t help me actually find events I want to go to. Real step down separating the events from my actual use.
Crashes when you try to look at past events 3/5
I like this app for the most part (especially when I want to take a break from FB) but the latest update crashes whenever I try to look at my past events. Just completely shuts down and I have no ability to see what I did two months ago. Please fix!!!
No support for saved places 1/5
This app uses "starred" places while the Facebook app used "saved" places making both features equally useless!