Facebook app updated with Places

Facebook unveiled its location-based service Facebook Places at a launch event last evening. Places allows users to check-in with their current location. Upon check-in, you can see who else is at the location and tag friends who are there:

* Check in and your update will appear on the Place page, your friends’ News Feed and your Wall.

* Tag the friends you’re with so they can be part of your update.

* Appear in “Here Now” to friends and others nearby who are also checked in.

* Browse status updates of friends checked in nearby.

* After checking in, tap “Here Now” to see who else is checked in where you are.

At the moment, you can check-in using the newly updated version 3.2 of Facebook app on the iphone or point your non-Apple touch screen smartphones at url [touch.facebook.com](touch.facebook.com). Facebook plans to add Places to its other mobile apps in future.

Facebook Places has an API and will play nice with existing location players Foursquare, Gowalla, Loopt etc.

[Visit Facebook Faces page to find out more](http://www.facebook.com/places/)

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