Much potential, but poor 2/5
But basically a nice version of events. As it is, should just be a tab in the main Facebook app. Looked up “Solo” the movie... no help at all; no local movie times... kinda basic. Event already saved on Facebook doesn’t show up. Looking for events on Sunday, club event starting Saturday night shows up; confusing. Better UX, please.
Need serious update?!? 2/5
Just downloaded the app & search for a good restaurant I could try. Among the first one near by was a Mexican restaurant which has been closed for years!! I don’t want to head to a place just to find out that it’s been closed down or event which isn’t happening!
I like the app but it’s crashing now and not opening. Has been for the last two days. Please fix it!!!
By Upset Local User
Getting really annoyed with Local. It constantly shows as if I have a notification but when I check the app. Nothing. This needs to get fixed.
Issues with the app and annoying features 1/5
By MRS Zuly
Since I updated the app it has been giving me problems, it won’t allow me to delete and clear out the announcements for the events they just keep accumulating and I don’t like that I want to be able to clear them out once I see the details on each one of them and just leave whatever I’m interested in.
Another issue is the fact that when I click on the event and want to open the map to see its location it gets wiped out and won’t open, it would just close the app and all details of the event.
This has to be fixed soon otherwise is just a waste. Too bad I can’t just go back and use the older version.
Please fix the bug issue 2/5
By Breezin' in FL
I reported a problem weeks ago about getting notifications that there is a new event or comment, but it is still happening. I checked my post to you and it said that you removed it because you thought it was spam. How is a technical problem report considered as spam? Can someone PLEASE fix the bug issue once and for all. It’s been happening for well over a month now & is quite annoying as it happens a lot & takes up my valuable time. This is NOT spam!
Mystery notifications 1/5
I constantly get mystery notifications with this app — the count on the icon will say 1 or 2 notifications multiple times per day but then when I open the app there is nothing new in the notifications section. It’s been doing this for weeks. Uninstalling the app now.
Needs a lists/favorites/saved tab 3/5
The app doesn't have an option to save places into a list to refer back to later. Being able to create custom lists for future reference would make this app more useful as a stand alone app.
Phantom Notifications 2/5
By Eddie Zee6
There needs to be better notification integration between this app and Facebook. I continually get phantom notifications to the point where I’ve had to turn them off.
Great app until.. 1/5
It was a great app until the notifications stopped working within the app. I would get them on the top of my screen but as soon as I go into the app, it’s not showing anything but past notifications.
Could be the event hub but.. 2/5
App spontaneously reminds you of events an hour before instead of at least a day, few days, or week notice.. and you miss the event! Needs to before organized, the interface is a mess and hard to navigate. Should be easier to find events that me and my friends are already interested in. It’s like every event is shoved into one looong list of scrolling.
Meh, could be better 2/5
I liked the concept of this app to show local events. The problem was that my notifications for events stopped showing up under the normal Facebook App on my iPhone. I didn't get updates on FB and also couldn't view all comments posted in my friends' private events (I could see there were 6 comments in the preview, but when I clicked the string, they didn't all show all comments unless I was in the FB event app). Deleted the app since I'm not checking two apps for updates. I can see the logic behind having all your event notifications, personal and ones you subscribe to, all in the event app, but checking two apps to see if any friends posted in a private event (party, brunch, etc.) is too much work.
Notification Overload 3/5
By Em city
I hate that you can’t turn off the notifications for this app. I’ve tried so many times and nothing works. I’m getting a notification every single minute from this app. I like the idea of it, but is so annoying to constantly get updates. I’m going to delete it because I can’t change this on the app.
No value to this app 3/5
There is very little difference to looking at events summary in Facebook versus looking at it here. I do not see the need for the app and just deleted it. The one Truly helpful thing FB needs to do with events is enable syncing to iPhone and other calendars! Now that would be helpful.
Pushy permissions and notifications 1/5
Great functionality but it keeps asking me for my location. It doesn’t need my location. It also is excessive with its notifications with no options to adjust for what you actually want to be notified about.
Whether you like it or not there are people in this country that prefer not to have LGBTQ stuff shoved in their face at every turn. The ability to tailor events to your personal preference needs to be included. Deleted.
Notifications are strange 1/5
Constantly shows a badge icon for a notification but there is nothing to be alerted on. Super annoying
What’s the point? 2/5
This app was made separate from Facebook supposedly because it would be better.
It was so much easier to use when it was part of the Facebook app. Even after the updates.
It’s an unorganized mess. The layout isn’t pleasant to search through in my opinion.
And the most annoying thing about this app is that it gives me notification badges almost hourly... yet there are no actual notifications or updates when I open the app.
Facebook has fallen off, and I guess everything associated with them is going to suffer for the foreseeable future as well.
Local is a waste! It never works! 1/5
By FB TX Downer User
The local never opens once loaded on my Apple. They need to get their act together. This application waste time for me and makes my calendar worthless. Come on Facebook make an application work Or remove it.
iPad version needs work 3/5
I have this on my iPhone and love it. But on iPad it’s not formatted properly
Takes a little time to learn but worth it 5/5
Take a few minutes and play with the filters. It works great! People schedule events for anything. Learn how to filter out the crap and find what you want.
By Jay Hallie
Is there a way to save your favorite venues?
I love it!! 4/5
Having moved to NYC, this app is perfect! There is always something to do here if I want to. I hate the events section in the Facebook app because it’s hard to just get a clean list of all that is going on in the past few updates. My only issue, which isn’t the apps fault, is the spam that can occur. Once I say I’m interested or going to an event, some event creators will spam updates or advertise other updates giving me numerous notifications when I open the app.
Good app, keeps crashing 4/5
This has the parts of Facebook I like (the events and pages), but it keeps crashing whenever I try to do a search!
Too Many Notifications 1/5
Had to turn them off as I do with every Facebook product.
Incorrect Information horrible app 1/5
Don’t bother it has all wrong information - incorrect ratings, photos, and business info. Facebook either doesn’t care anymore or cut their budget for programming. Horrible app.
Bring back the “kid friendly” filter 3/5
This app Was much more useful to me when that option was included, even though it was the very last one on the page. Many people are looking for family events and I’m not sure why it was eliminated. Otherwise I loved this app.
Fix needed! 1/5
9.0 crashes on open - completely unusable
It's okay. A great idea!! But it ALWAYS CRASHES.
Reinstall it all you want it will keep crashing. 😓
Invasion of privacy 1/5
By James Bee
Facebook sends my friends push notifications about events I’m interested in which is a total invasion of my privacy. There are no setting options for the sharing of this I can find. It’s disgusting and makes my life way more public than I I am comfortable with
Shocker. Facebook App Events Stop Working After Local Launch 1/5
Shocker. Facebook App Events Stop Working After “Local” Launch. But events show up and work perfectly on their brand new “Local” app they’re trying to replace their failed “Events” app with.
Needs some work. 3/5
I really like the concept of this app. I’m notified when my friends and family will be going to an event that they are interested in. It even gives me notification to these events but I have only one option and that is to say I’m interested. I would like to click on it to SEE if I too would be interested. They need to have hyperlinks for more info other than saying your friends or family are interested. If you could fix this I would give you a five star rating.
Love it 5/5
By button and halley
It’s the best app ever wow 😍😘😋😛🤩😎😜😝🤣😀😃🤯
Prior to being Facebook Local, the Events app would bleed over to my apple calendar application. However it no longer does and realized when I started to miss appointments via Facebook. Please update this and then I can finally give it a better rating.
Support iPad 1/5
By Alven Riakio
Do make it run on iPad.
Like the idea but no additional benefit 3/5
I love the idea of the app, however I don’t get reminders fir any saved events! This makes the app not useful for me but just a separation of events section without any additional benefit.
Horrible calendar integration. 1/5
So FB wants to read from my calendar but not write to it? No FB, I’m not going to use YOUR app to manage or read my other calendars. I want you to write events that I’ve accepted or said “maybe” to my calendar app. I have no intention of ever opening this app EXCEPT to manage FB events. But it’s pointless when I can do that from the FB app itself. Other apps can write to my iOS calendar. I don’t know why FB won’t except for as a big middle finger to Apple and its users. Well, right back at you FB.
Useful for event discovery 5/5
I find this app extremely useful for discovering local events and concerts. Not sure what it has that the main app doesn't, but I like the no distraction interface
An events app that can’t add to calendar?! 1/5
Doesn’t give me any way to add an event I sign up for to my calendar, so I have to enter the information manually myself. You’ve got to be kidding me.
Too much inaccurate info 1/5
By Starbucks Mouse
I opened this up and found more than half of the listings to be places out of business. There was was no way of reporting this. I’m guessing they just pull business info from Facebook pages that haven’t been updated in YEARS! It renders this app totally useless. It’s a definite delete!
Hot garbage 1/5
This app is like yelp circa 2008. In other words, it gives you whatever it feels like. A quick restaurant search showed like 30 that were closed and several places that aren't even restaurants. It looks like it's fed off of old google searches.
Great App, Though It Has A Flaw 4/5
I am glad that Facebook recommended that I download the local app. It is very useful. Though it does have a flaw. Some of the places that it is listed and are suggested have gone out of business. Certainly an update is needed to correct it and remove it from the app. Other than that, it is a great app.
Great idea, wrong information given to customers 2/5
This app is a great idea especially for small businesses to get exposure in their areas. Although, one of the businesses I support shows a 1.3 star rating, although on their Facebook page it’s a 5 star rated establishment by their customers. This can deter people from going to the business and can cause a lot of confusion.
Does not delete locations that have been out of business for years 3/5
I probably would have use this app if I hadn’t seen so many locations that have been out of business for years. It tells you that it’s going to be open at 10 o’clock today when it was closed a decade ago. They should be more accurate in their local locations one or two weeks would be forgiving but not restaurants or been closed for years
By Angel Nunez-Garcia
Give us the ability to filter events by price: Free, Pay per Visit, And ranges in Payment $5-$20, etc.
This app does not fully open and crashes before it gets past the initial page.
Super helpful for kid activities too! 5/5
Love this. Easy to find find events for my wife and I. Surprised to find how helpful it is to discover events to do with our daughter too
It’s got potential 2/5
Mostly all events are facebook events these days, but the interface has always been buried on mobile. I like what it does so far, and I’m sure it will improve with time.
An app like this begs for an iPad specific interface though. It’s tragic this doesn’t have one. I hope you’ll consider adding one, with support for landscape, drag n drop, and multitasking. This app would be great for creating events on a nice big screen! You could expand support for calendars by adding a month view to help with event planning, etc.
I get that this is probably very useful in a pinch from the phone, but I prefer to plan ahead whenever possible, so it would be nice to do that on a more comfortable screen.
App CRASHES when opening it 5/5
I love this app and use it everyday for all my events!! Seriously wonderful way to keep organized and up to date with new things everyday! Unfortunately at this moment it keeps crashing but I’m excited for the next build so I can go back to using it all the time (:
By She's So Frustrated
App would be great if we could check in to places and actually rate/give them reviews... Otherwise this app seems completely and utterly useless.