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Facebook Events don’t work anymore - what’s the alternative?

We get it, Facebook Events was the go-to back in the day - everyone was on it, you had a clear start and end time, the location was saved, you could easily see everyone attending and photos and videos were dropped right into the page after the event - life was good 😌

But that’s just not the case anymore. Facebook’s long gone and Facebook events? Don’t even get me started 😳

You're talking into an empty void

There’s no point trying to arrange anything when you’re speaking into a literal void. Facebook notifications get missed, everyone's ignoring the updates and nobody is replying to invites or RSVPing 🙄 Whether it’s trying to plan a birthday party, organise a holiday or even just get together for drinks, trying to sort it on Facebook Events is just not worth it.

Friend doesn't have Facebook anymore? Tough

Want to invite your friends who don’t have Facebook anymore? Tough luck because Facebook doesn’t let you invite anyone that’s not on it. No sharing links in the group chat, sending invites by messages or adding people via email or phone number.

Enjoy your event, a party for one 🧍‍♂️

The separate sub-group chats for every FB event

You know the event has to break off into a group chat to discuss too… that post wall just doesn’t hit the same. Constantly going back and forth between a group chat to a Facebook event for details and updates means you’re missing out on information - and don’t even get us started on trying to organise plans on WhatsApp?

So, what’s the alternative to Facebook?

That's where Howbout steps in (you're welcome 😌)

With the Howbout app, you can easily see what your friends have got going on, make plans and spend more time together (finally)! Share calendars, make polls and send images and videos in the group chats attached to every event - it’s like Facebook Events but better.

🕺 All of your plans can stay in one place

Keep all of the plan’s details - from big group vacations to a meet-up at the bar - all in one place. What date and time, where and who’s going - it’s all easy for everyone to find in the app. You can also customise your event with pictures or gifs to make your plans more ✨aesthetically pleasing✨

So, that means no more random group chats on three different apps, no more missing out on key details about the plan and no more missing invites on Facebook Events because you don’t use it anymore - it’s all in Howbout.

👯‍♀️ Share calendars

You can sync and share your calendars or availability with your friends to see what they’re up to and easily find a time that works best. Easily drop in a plan directly to their calendar and get your plans out of the group chat. The question of who’s free and when is solved before you even have to ask 🫡

📊 Send polls

Want to find out what day works best for your friends? Or what bar do people want to head to after food? Howbout polls are the best way to find out your invitee's preferences, without losing them in the depths of the group chat.

💬 Built-in chat for every plan

Say goodbye to losing information in the main group chat, Howbout has a built-in chat for every event. Share pics and keep the conversations going together with the plan that made the memories happen.

💌 Easily invite friends to events 

Getting RSVPs on all your events is easy on Howbout - whether they’re on the app or not, invite anyone easily by sharing a link.

Howbout is 3008, Facebook Events is 2000 and late 🤖 

Howbout is the social calendar app to share time with friends - make plans and keep up with all you’ve got going on. Howbout is 100% free and available on iOS and Android.

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Emma Spicer

Emma is Howbout's digital marketing executive 💫 

She studied for a degree in Journalism and worked in social media and marketing before joining Howbout in September 2022. When she's not working, Emma loves reading 📚, hosting cheese and wine nights 🧀🍷 and talking about why The Apprentice is the cornerstone of British Television 📺

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