Facebook rolls out check-in feature
Facebook today announced “Places” feature which will allow users and friends to be tagged to a location a.k.a check-in to a location.
Here are some of the features of Facebook Places:
- Check-in to a location
- Tag friends to a location
- Find friends nearby
- Post photos/messages to a place
- View people checked-in at the same location you are
- Businesses can claim ownership of a place by verification
Gowalla, Foursquare, Yelp and Booyah have all announced their partnership to integrate Facebook Places API. Facebook has also made read APIs available, search and write APIs are in closed beta currently (checkinmania.com will be adding facebook tab as soon as the search API comes out of closed beta). The Facebook Places feature will be available on the facebook touch mobile website and iPhone app starting today to all US users.
(picture via @techcrunch)