Fb’s New ‘Place Ideas’ Provides You Location-Based mostly Suggestions

Fb on Thursday launched a brand new function for its iPhone customers: Place Ideas, location-based mostly Yelp-like suggestions that pop up on the prime of your Information Feed whenever you open the app. Close by locations that your folks have checked into or posted about will seem, and in the event you select to research the hyperlink, you will be proven footage of the place, hours, menu gadgets and so forth. In fact, this implies the app should control your location always if it is not already, which some might not thoughts however others cannot abide. You possibly can flip it off within the "Location" space of the settings display in the event you’re apprehensive.

Facebook's New 'Place Tips' Gives You Location-Based RecommendationsFb

The corporate can also be engaged on establishing the service to work with its personal Bluetooth beacons, which it is distributing to some landmarks and companies in New York Metropolis to check. The function is just for iPhone in the intervening time — no phrase on when or if it’s going to come to the Android Fb app. Head to the App Retailer to examine for a brand new model and Place Ideas ought to be baked in.

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First revealed January 29 2015, four:forty three PM