Usually when it comes to Facebook events, how events are sometimes recommended to you are when you get notifications informing you that your friends are attending an event that is near you, or it pops up on your feed that your friends are attending an event. Another way would actually to be invited to said event.
Sounds simple and straightforward enough, but it seems that Facebook has decided to take event discovery to the next level by launching Featured Events. These are a list of events that have been curated by actual people, meaning that it won’t be generated by a computer and will be generated by people who think that these events could be worth checking out.
Speaking to TechCrunch, Facebook Events product manager Aditya Koolwal said, “You can think about it like a weekend or weekly digest of cool stuff that you can do in your city.” Unfortunately for now the feature seems to be iOS-only and will only be applicable in the US, and even then it will cover Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
We suppose this shouldn’t be surprising given that it is human-curated, meaning that to expand to other markets, Facebook will need to look at getting locals those cities to curate events for their area, but if you are already in the launch cities, maybe this is a feature worth checking out if you have some free time on your hands.