Facebook announces Nearby updates to Android app

Facebook announces Nearby updates to Android app

Facebook today announced new updates to the Nearby feature in the moble (Android and iOS) apps.  Slated to go live later this afternoon, it makes it even easier than ever to discover new places that your friends are into. Details include:

  • Find New Places – From the app menu, open the tab to find local spots your friends have recommended, checked into, or liked. If you’re looking for a place to eat, choose a category like Restaurants to see what’s nearby. When you find a place that looks interesting, tap to see info like friends who’ve been there and business hours.
  • Share Places with Friends – In addition to discovering new places to visit, you can share what you think by rating or recommending places to your friends. Your own suggestions become more personalized the more you and your friends rate, recommend, and check into places.
  • Just the beginning – This is an early release and there’s lots more to do. Results will get better the more people use Nearby, and we’ll continue to improve it based on feedback. We also plan to add places info from third party services in the near future.

We’ve gotta say, Facebook has been a roll lately and we’re only too happy to see the app getting better.  Here’s to a few more changes in the short term.

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37 Comments

  1. Alisha Taylor
    December 18, 00:25 Reply

    I love the recent update. Its fast and picture pop up rapidly in place of taking to load. I don’t know what was changed, but up to now it was liked by me.

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