Facebook has introduced a new feature called Place Tips, which provides smartphone users with “fun, useful and relevant info” about the location you are currently at.
In an official company post, Mike LeBeau, product manager, said that the new service will at least initially appear at the top of your news feed when you are out and about.
On seeing a Place Tips icon appear, you are able to tap on it. This then produces a number of cards that offer details concerning your current location.
Interestingly, it also provides you with posts and photos that your connected family and friends have shared on Facebook about that particular place.
The tech giant uses cellular networks, Wi-Fi and GPS to deliver this engaging service, with Bluetooth currently being piloted to see if that aspect of its works.
“You can turn place tips off or on at any time in your settings or just hide tips about specific places,” Mr LeBeau explained.
“Place tips only appear if you’ve given Facebook permission to access your location on your phone.”
Currently, the service is only limited to iPhone users, but the company does planning on rolling it out after it has identified any bugs or issues during the launch phase of Place Tips.
Facebook recently revealed that approximately 745 million people around the world access the social networking website through their smartphones every day.
It added that of its current, total global user base of 1.39 billion people, around 890 million people use Facebook on a regular basis.