Unveiling Status Updates with Places             August 25, 2011
What is changing?Facebook is bringing places to the Status Update for even more sharing capabilities by itsusers. Facebook...
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  1. 1. Unveiling Status Updates with Places August 25, 2011
  2. 2. What is changing?Facebook is bringing places to the Status Update for even more sharing capabilities by itsusers. Facebook applications on smart phones will slowly be updated and will change theway consumers check-in or find deals at locations. The current “Places” feature onsmartphones will be phased out since it is not needed anymore. This will now providelocation tagging capability for all 700 million Facebook users regardless of device.How does it work?All Facebook users will have the abilityto tag a place when they post a statusupdate or a photo. The linked locationwill directly open the Facebook page.For example, if you write a post thatyou are heading to a restaurant with aplaces tag, the link will directly open therestaurant Facebook page.Mobile devices will now carry the check-in at the top of thescreen without needing to navigate to a different page. Any dealspresent at the location will be delivered to the app. The user willthen have the option to claim the deal. A claimed deal is thenshared to the News Feed.Watch a video about it here COPYRIGHT EXPION 2011. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. WWW.EXPION.COM 2

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