Over the last 5 months or so Facebook has set its sights on becoming more like us, more vocal about local!

It’s no secret that we have been big believers in everything local ever since we started off our very first local Small Business Network Facebook page in Flintshire, North Wales some time ago. From supporting and promoting small businesses to sharing events and job listings, it’s all been done on a local level, raising awareness in the local community.

Since then we’ve added many more local Small Business Network Facebook pages, and now we have the whole of Wales covered. We’ve started branching out into England and Scotland too, with plans to extend into Northern Ireland later this year. So what you’ll read in this post, just emphasizes to us how important local is to Facebook and their community too.

Facebook Local App

Facebook Local App

In November of last year, they rebranded their “Facebook Events” app and renamed it “Facebook Local”, it’s described as an app that helps you discover places and things to do recommended by friends you know and trust. Keep up with what’s happening locally – wherever you are – whether you’re looking for something to do with friends this weekend or want to explore a new neighbourhood.

You can download the app from the Google Play Store or you can find it in the iTunes App Store.