Facebook “Places” Now Accessible for Android Users at Facebook Mobile Site

Last night Facebook announced its new service titled “Places”, which lets U.S. users share their current location with friends. Unfortunately, at the time of the announcement, the functionality was only available on the iPhone application (and still is). Despite this limitation, U.S. Android users with HTML5 capable web browsers (Android 2.0 and above) can check out the new feature by visiting the Facebook mobile site at touch.facebook.com, where it was just activated.  I have to admit it seems pretty cool. Hopefully they can tie in some type of giveaways with check-ins.  We’ll see.

With Erik Tseng leaving Google for Facebook,  I would think true application support will come soon. Expect an update shortly folks.

Will anyone use Facebook “Places”?  Do you like this functionality? Let us know below!

Source: MobileBurn

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37 Comments

  1. Lemon
    August 19, 21:46 Reply

    No native FB app support = BOO-URNS.

  2. Shane Burgess
    August 19, 21:57 Reply

    I wrote an app called F that just sends your directly to touch.facebook.com. It has an icon and everything so it can seem like a real app. It is free if you guys want it and has no ads, just basically a bookmark.

    • jen
      September 26, 16:17 Reply

      Thanks love your app!!!

  3. Tenkely
    August 19, 21:58 Reply

    Meh… Facebook seems to be getting a bit pervasive in my opinion. Didn’t they just fumble a large privacy issue? I will wait a while before giving them my physical location to sell. In the meantime I still have Latitude (best privacy options for geo-social), Foursquare, Buzz, Loopt, etc….

  4. kjhg
    August 19, 22:46 Reply

    Please note this is US only which I would of liked to know before spending awhile trying to find it on my phone.

    • Ole
      August 20, 02:12 Reply

      Thanks! Just saved me for the same ammount of time :)

    • Heez
      September 21, 12:00 Reply

      You do realise it states that in the article?

  5. Dana
    August 20, 08:55 Reply

    I’m with @Tenkely. They need to come good on a few other things about privacy before I’m going to willingly start letting them know where I’m at in the country.

  6. Kevin D
    August 20, 09:18 Reply

    I agree with kjhg- pretty crap blogging not to bother mentioning that it has only been activated in the US. Get your sh*t together, Android guys.

  7. Greg
    August 20, 11:09 Reply

    My mom might be interested. I sorta think of Facebook as the social media site for technically-challenged people. I will not be using it.

  8. zenaxe
    August 20, 13:11 Reply

    Awesome! I’ll be sure to begin ignoring it immediately.

  9. KØNSA
    August 20, 16:54 Reply

    Looks like a fun way to connect with friends that happen to be in the same place as you and avoid having to use a separate app.

  10. androgirl
    August 21, 09:36 Reply

    You guys obviously cannot read. It says “u.s. users” in the first line and “u.s. android users” later on.

  11. Danny
    August 23, 16:01 Reply

    Is it down? When I select “Share where you are…” I come to blank white screen.

    MyTouch
    Android 1.6
    Tested in Opera and Browser app.

    • shugakookie
      August 23, 18:20 Reply

      @Danny, the same thing is happening to mine. all I get is a blank page. I have the G1

  12. Diann
    August 25, 18:51 Reply

    @Danny: I also have a MyTouch & it is does not work. It is because the MyTouch doesn’t have Android 2.0 & higher. I guess we’ll have to wait until we get Android froyo 2.2 on our MyTouch phones before we can use Facebook Places.

    • Manuel
      August 29, 03:34 Reply

      @Diann Do you have any idea of When will we get this update?

  13. Stefan Hartman
    September 01, 12:31 Reply

    Hope they get the MyTouch 3G update out soon. This is an excellent feature and would love to use it. But I’m still rockin the 1.6. What happened to “No Phone Left Behind” T-Mo? Starting to feel like Kirk Cameron.

  14. AlbeezNeez
    September 02, 00:10 Reply

    I would love for the Facebook app on my droid to be able to have the “PLACES” feature.

    If they iPhones got it…why cant my Droid?

  15. niki
    September 02, 16:23 Reply

    this is making me so angry. I really want this update. and I want to use facebook places.

  16. jen
    September 05, 16:06 Reply

    hate it…it doesn’t work on my aria…..

  17. Arnie
    September 06, 13:15 Reply

    I think I will wait for the Droid app to be available, in the meantime happy with Foursquare and Yelp.

  18. Erik
    September 12, 23:55 Reply

    I can see the places and where people are. Can I check in yet? I am a little technically challenged.

  19. Joe
    September 17, 07:30 Reply

    Its not US only because it works here in the UK lol

  20. wy2sassy
    October 04, 17:46 Reply

    I have tried both of the programs that were mentioned above and can’t find the checkin on any of them. I have the Motorola Cliq. Anyone have any ideas?

  21. Dayla
    October 20, 15:45 Reply

    I’ve tried going on facebook.touch on my Samsung Moment and it doesn’t show the check in either.. :( Help?

  22. Rooker
    October 21, 00:43 Reply

    You guys are all stupid, this is a password phishing scam. You might want to change your FB passwords right now.

  23. sammbamm
    November 01, 23:04 Reply

    i just want to know WHY places doesnt work on my droid 2… :[
    what can i doo?!?!?!?!

  24. Scary Mary
    December 06, 08:01 Reply

    Hello
    Mary here i work in tescos
    i love wagner and my daughter
    hahahhaha you are gay!

  25. monique
    December 17, 19:53 Reply

    i love facebook places, i used to use it w/ my bb curve but i cant seem 2 find how to use it w/ my droid (i have a samsung intercept)

  26. elvin
    January 18, 13:55 Reply

    this fucken web sit is good most of the times most fuckers that i dont know send m

  27. shelin
    June 25, 05:31 Reply

    I can see the places and where people are. Can I check in yet? I am a little technically challenged.

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