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Discover new places with Nearby

20 Dec 12

Facebook has announced updates to Nearby in the Facebook for iOS and Android apps, which the social networking site says will make it easier to discover new places your friends like.

Revealed on the company's official blog site, users can now find new places from the app menu by opening the tab to find local sports friends have either recommended, checked into or liked.

For people looking for a place to eat for example, they choose a category like Restaurants to see what’s nearby, meaning when you find a place that looks interesting, you can tap to see info like friends who’ve been there and business hours.

In addition to discovering new places to visit, you can share what you think by rating or recommending places to your friends.

Facebook says your own suggestions become more personalised the more you and your friends rate, recommend, and check into places.

With this being an early release, results are expected to get better the more people use Nearby, with Facebook promising to continue improving the app based on feedback.

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