Just in time for SXSW Music, Facebook has updated its Events interface. Admins can now create an event with less details, set privacy to friends-only, receive suggestions of who to invite and notifications when invitees confirm, and a more advanced wall lets invitees ask questions and more discretely decline invitations. The revamp could help persuade users to create an event rather than just inviting friends to a get-together via group messaging, further increasing the role of the feature at the annual music event.
Facebook Events engineer Bob Baldwin says the new invite features will make the experience “feel more similar to inviting someone via SMS/email and getting back their response”. With the rise of rapid feedback via group messaging, Facebook Events looked slow by comparison. This update will speed them back up.
Creating an event no longer requires a location. Admins can just add a name, date, and privacy…
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