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StubHub connects with Facebook to make concert-going with friends even easier

April 11, 2017
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StubHub is making it easier to buy tickets with your friends, all thanks to Facebook. The app will scan your Facebook friends and Spotify music library, combining that data into its suggestions, according to Mashable.

The ticket exchange site is also planning on using new iMessage and Facebook Messenger methods to let you find tickets outside simply using the app and site.

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The site, which has been around since 2000, is attempting to become more connected with the way people use their mobile devices today.

According to Mashable, with the current update, StubHub has added a new tab on its profile screen for “friends,” pulling from your Facebook profile, with plans to incorporate phone numbers and other social networks soon, too.

“You go with your friends, your family, your wife. You have a lot of people out there who don't get off their couch unless you have a friend,” Mats Nilsson, StubHub’s head of product, told Mashable

“It's not just that we want to drive you to a special event,” he continued, “It's what has my network done or is doing.”

The homepage of the app will now show you your friend’s activity—what they’re planning on going to, or what they have an interest in. And the new messaging app lets you search for events and send them via iMessage for friends to vote on or purchase.

They’re also experimenting with Facebook Messenger chatbots—and we’re excited to see where they go from here.

Do you think this will make buying tickets any easier? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by Maggie Dickman