Facebook Jumps Into Local Search

Facebook just took a giant leap into local search. The world’s largest social network has updated the “Nearby” feature in its iOS and Android applications. The update makes it easier for users to discover places that their friends “like” while on the go. To use the feature, users simply need to tap the Nearby tab on the vertical menu bar. The feature will then display local spots that friends have recommended, checked into or liked. Moreover, users can also filter results by categories, such as restaurants, hotels or shopping.

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