Facebook Places: social network adds location check-ins

Facebook has launched Facebook Places, a new tool which allows its members to automatically share their location with each other. 

The social network, which has over 500 million members, has launched the new mobile phone tool in the US-only, with plans for a global roll-out “soon”, according to the Facebook’s blog post. It is not yet known when the service, which allows users to check-in to restaurants, bars and shops, will launch in the UK. It is currently live via the Facebook iPhone app in the US and on an advanced version of its mobile site.

Facebook Places lets users share their location in a similar fashion to popular location-based social networks such as Foursquare and Gowalla. People using the tool can see if their friends are near them at any time based on whether they have chosen to check-into their current location.

Facebook Places lets users share their location in a similar fashion to popular location-based social networks such as Foursquare and Gowalla. People using the tool can see if their friends are near them at any time based on whether they have chosen to check-into their current location.

Source by telegraph.co.uk

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12 responses to this post.

  1. Nice stuff… Hope this will be able for the rest of the world 🙂

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  2. facbook rely nice tool lunch

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  3. I don’t trust this, will defo disable the feature if I can.

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  4. They will know where you live, ARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!

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  5. Facebook always wanted to serve something better

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  6. Great another one, at least at this rate the Government will have to spend less money on satellites and advanced recognition technology…

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  7. Just read about it on official Facebook blog

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  8. this is realy awesome tool from facebook. it will be useful for every one

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