Facebook's Mobile App Just Got Better At Finding New Places

Facebook's rolling out a nice little update to their iOS and Android apps today that should make it easier to use the service to find new places of interest for you to waste time and/or money at.

The update packs a few new features into the app's "Nearby" tab, including the ability peruse a list of local places by category like "Restaurant" and then select an item to see which of your friends have checked in or liked it so you can give it a try or write it off depending on the friend. Of course you can also rate places yourself and recommend them to your friends, and eventually your incestuous little like-circle will start churning out some super solid suggestions.


According to Facebook, this is only the beginning of new features for the Nearby tab and more goodies will be coming in the near future. You can read more about the update in the Facebook Newsroom, and the update should be going out later this afternoon.

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