Facebook’s events discovery

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No one wants to spend the holidays alone. But, thanks to a new Facebook feature, some iOS users won’t have to— the social network is reportedly testing a new feature that helps surface local events.

Instead of sifting through suggested celebrations on random dates, a handful of users can find something to do tonight, tomorrow, this weekend, or next week.

Browse goings-on in 10 major cities (among other locations) in categories like Food or Drinks, Music, Nightlife, and Community. If you’re in the mood for something marginally more specific, check out Fine Art or Crafts, Sports or Fitness, Film or Photography, Performing Arts, and Causes.

So whether you want to impress a first date with an evening of wine and cheese, soak up some culture at a book launch, or just spend Friday night wandering a new art gallery, check Facebook.

Each event comes with its own card, highlighting the date, time, and location, as well as friends who also plan to attend. And you don’t have to immediately commit: Tap the new “Interested” button to stay updated without officially RSVPing.

The new “events discovery” feature is available now, though appears to be limited to a small number of testers. The Verge tipped an Android and desktop version to “follow soon.”

Facebook did not immediately respond to PCMag’s request for comment.

Last week, the company quietly launched Facebook Professional Services, which directs folks to the top-reviewed local service providers.

The Web giant is also reportedly testing a new Messenger feature that lets users request an Uber without leaving their conversation. Other mobile updates include Photo Magic, which lets you share photos immediately via Messenger, and live streaming for all verified pages.

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