Facebook has announced it will be putting out an update to its iOS and Android App that will beef up the Nearby feature.The updated feature will allow users to find new places around them and view ratings and reviews from friends. In a blog post, Facebook explains:
Today we’re announcing updates to Nearby in the Facebook for iOS and Android apps that make it easy to discover new places your friends like.
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.
In addition to discovering new places, the feature will alos allow users to share their ratings and reviews. And of course, the more places you visit and review the more personalized your Facebook Nearby’s place suggestions become. IT’s like Facebooks meets Foursquare and Yelp.