Facebook has finally redesigned Events so you don’t miss another party, birthday, or cool get-together your friends are going to.
Facebook events are a way for members to let friends know about upcoming events in their community and to organize social gatherings. Events require an event name, network, host name, event type, start time, location, and a guest list of friends invited. Events can be Public or Private.
Facebook announced the change in a Facebook note, saying it was created as a result of a hackathon project.
Along with the new Calendar view, which uses your friends’ profile pictures to display their birthdays, the Events feature also includes a redesigned List view, which makes it easier to respond without going into its page.
To toggle between the two views, two new buttons are placed at the top left of the page that users can use to switch.
Also new to the Events feature is a change to its icon that will now make it display that day’s date as opposed to a static “31.” This ever-changing date on Events’ icon is similar to Apple’s iCal, which also shows each day’s date.
“A couple of us felt there should be a better way for people to see their friends’ birthdays a few days in advance and make plans for the weekend,” said Bob Baldwin of Facebook, who wrote the note. “So we built it.”
The new Events feature is the second big announcement by Facebook on Wednesday. It also revealed a partnership with NBC to help each other cover the Summer Olympics in London.