On Thursday, Facebook rolled out a new feature known as Place Tips. The feature is specially designed to offer location based recommendation to the users. The tool will display posts and photos of users’ friends who visited the same place.
For instance, if a user is visiting a certain place then Facebook will show feeds from friends who have already visited that place. It will provide complete information to the users about any particular place or restaurant.
The social networking site has also given a disable option for the convenience of users. It will allow users to hide their location from their friends
The new feature will be visible on the top of the home page of iOS users with a name “Place Tips”. As soon as users tap on Place Tips, it will begin to show cards of millions of locations.
However, users have to give Facebook access to their location in order to get benefits from Place Tips. The new tool will make use of cellular networks, Facebook Bluetooth settings, GPS and Wi-Fi to find the exact location of the user.
Currently, the company is testing the feature in few major cities of New York. Hence, visitors of Central Park, Times Square and Brooklyn Bridge would be able to view notifications.
The move will leave a great impact on the cell phone users of Facebook. Analysts believe that the new tool can generate a large amount of revenue for the company. It will attract numerous firms from the advertisement industry.