Your stuff first: The top navigation will show you events and places you’re interested in. Go to Your Places to see places you starred and Calendar to see events you responded to.
Notifications at the top: Notifications from Local will appear at the top of your feed when you open the app to make it easier to access.
Ratings and Reviews
Decent and Much Room for Improvement
I deleted the Facebook app and started using this a couple weeks ago because it’s pretty much the only thing I’m using FB for nowadays. It’s decent and a lot of room for improvement if this is a product the FB team plans on building and maintaining.
1) BUG: After the most recent update, the notification page won’t load. Going to the page in the app or clicking on a notification of an event would only lead me to the loading circle and a blank page
2) BUG: If I click on a venue to like go see more details the app crashes
3) Customization of notifications would be huge. This is something I would appreciate in FB itself as well. For instance, I don’t want the notification that says “your daily guide is ready to view” but to turn that off I’m turning off all notifications
4) The search can be further improved for sure. I’m not sure if this is an existing feature but can’t check because bug #2 lol. If you go to a venue and can see events at the venue or have notification settings for venues that would be great.
I really hope this is not something the FB made and will just not maintain. I enjoyed using it for the most part so far
This app was my life
We all have certain feelings about Facebook, but the Events have been a shining redeeming quality to Facebooks continued existence for me since the addition of the event option was added to the sidebar of the news feed. And then this great Local app came out so I could forego the Facebook scroll and just fill my calendar with great local events. The calendar view quickly became my favorite way to easily view and schedule things. And now it has disappeared in this recent update.
The preview shots on the app update page even show a button saying “See my calendar”, but for some reason in the updated Local app it’s a “See all upcoming events” that leads to an overwhelming scroll. This mimics the counterintuitive version of accessing events on the main Facebook app. There is a “See All” link already in the upper right corner of the Your Upcoming Events view and this is a duplicate way of accessing this same overwhelming view.
Please bring back the practical old school calendar view so I can click on a single date and make sure I’m already booked with things to do on my day off or see all the things I’m doing just one day at a time.
Please!! I’m so disappointingly frustrated that I finally updated an app only to make it useless.
Has potential to be great but also annoying as hell
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.
- Facebook, Inc.
- 303.5 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Facebook, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.