Keeping track of upcoming events on Facebook is a lot easier, as the company has finally redesigned Events with the all new List view and Calendar view that is designed to highlight the upcoming events such as birthdays, parties, and suggested events.
The new Facebook Events was started and built overnight as a part of the hackathon project by Facebook developers, who were looking forward to improvise the social networking giant’s Event’s features and functionality.
“Before a recent hackathon, a few of us created a Facebook group called “Social Calendar Dreamers” to spark discussion around making Events more visual. At the next hackathon, engineers from the events, photos, messages and other teams hacked through the night to build a better way to view events. By 6 a.m., we had a prototype that worked.”
As the prototype was finalized, the engineers revealed it to Facebook, which led to the addition of new features and was then taken into consideration to implement on the site.
The improved Events for Facebook with list view and calendar view comes with some great essentials. The calendar view lets you view all your RSVPs right in one page on a set of grids, rather than the traditional way of scrolling down through each event. The design of the calendar is something similar to Google Calendar, and each day’s box is listed with the event, which can be hovered over or clicked to go through the event details.
At the top of the calendar is a list of pending events along with the buttons to access past events. You can also create an event using the “Create Event” box placed at the top. For upcoming events, you need to scroll (infinite scrolling) down, and the list is generated accordingly.
The List view provides a different look with the current and next month calendar placed on the left alongside the list of present day events and upcoming events. You can leave comments or respond to invites within the same window rather than switching between pages and windows.
Facebook is slowly rolling out this feature to all Facebook users. You can check it out by going to your Events page on Facebook and then clicking the “Calendar” tab on the top left side of the screen.