Facebook Debuts New Features, Redesigns Event Discovery

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Do your friends happen to be anything like you? You must have something in common if you're hanging out together. Well, even if you aren't too much alike, you must at least value each other's opinions more than you would those of a stranger. If that also isn't true, you should probably find better friends because Facebook assumes it is. In fact, the company has just announced a bunch of new features focused on helping your friends influence your life choices. Of course, provided you're looking for advice.

More specifically, Facebook will soon start compiling and organizing recommendations your friends make on the social network so that you can easily filter through them when you're looking for various recommendations. During an event in San Francisco, the social media giant stated that this feature will be purely optional so that you'll still be able to see general recommendations for restaurants, cinemas, museums, and anything else you might be interested in. In addition to that, Facebook also announced that it's redesigning its Event page in order put a more localized and personalized feel to it. Once you use the new Event page to find something to do or someplace to go, you'll be able to book tickets and make other purchases within Facebook.

While convenient and fairly helpful this sort of move has been expected as Facebook has recently been putting in a lot of effort in diversifying its portfolio of services. The company's strategy is quite comprehensive but the general idea is rather simple – Facebook is trying to expand its user base. It's obviously in a great position to do that as it already boasts a wide variety of popular services including the most popular social network on the planet and several other notable products such as WhatsApp and Instagram. Messenger has also been a standalone app for quite a while now and it's going through its own diversification process with features like Messenger Day, mini-games, and various chat bots slowly rolling out worldwide. It remains to be seen whether the social media giant also manages to make a significant foothold in e-commerce, consumer electronics, and various other industries it's been exploring but whatever the future may hold, you can bet Facebook will be a part of it.

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