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Facebook Updates “Nearby” on Mobile Devices

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In its latest effort to build out its geo-location services, Facebook recently announced a major update to its “Nearby” feature on mobile apps that makes it easier for users to find new places their friends like.

The updates, currently available on iOS and Android Facebook apps, make it easier for users to learn more information about nearby businesses, including addresses and hours of operation. Additionally, users can see which of their friends have checked into and “liked” individual locations.

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Facebook also goes a step further by tapping into the hugely successful online reviews space with features that allow users to rate and review local businesses and recommend them to friends.

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We’ll keep our eye out on how these new features catch on with local businesses and Facebook users.

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