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Monday, March 28, 2011

Facebook Places Philippines Goes Live

As for me and other Filipinos out there who are anticipating and fan of facebook places, the long wait is over as Facebook Places Philippines is now available. Just like Foursquare, Gowalla, or Yelp users here in Philippines, you can now share where you at by checking-in to locations via Facebook Places . You can open in your Web browser or use the Facebook for iPhone app on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad and start checking-in to places here in Philippines.

Facebook Places |Philippines
Facebook Places Philippines

You can tap Check In to check the list of nearby locations then tap the place you want to check into. After that you can choose to comment on what you are doing in that place and tag your friends as well. Then in order to show it up on your news feed press Check In button.

Facebook Places is powered by Bings mapping engine, if you want to add your location you can do it by pressing add, and then fill out the name and description of your place. List of available places or locations will appear if its been already added on Bings Mapping engine or other people already added and check ins are made.

Also business owners can use this in order to put their business establishment on Facebook Places and turn it into a proper Facebook Page in which they can use it as a map in order for customers to locate them easily. So here is a quick guide on how to do it:

How to Set Up Your Business Page
Here’s a step-by-step to help you get started.
Sign up for your business page here:
1.You need to be a Facebook member in order to create your business page, so if you aren’t a member, jump on board.
2.Upload your logo and any related business pictures, including your locations, facilities, products, etc.
3.Fill in all your company information, including a link to your company’s web site
4.Share your new page with all your friends on Facebook
5.Encourage your employees who are likely already on Facebook to become a fan and share with their friends
6.Promote your Facebook page on your web site and on other social media sites. See how one of my clients has added her Twitter and Facebook profile links right to her home page:
7.Update your page regularly with news about your company, products, and services.

How to Claim Your Business on Facebook Places
Using Places on your mobile device
How do I create a new Place?
To create a new place, follow these steps:
1.Access the Places application on your supported device.
2.Click "Check In."
3.Click the "Add" button to the left of the Places Names search box.
4.Enter a name for the new Place as well as an optional description of it. Then, click the "Add" button at the bottom right of the page.
5.You will then have the option to both write a description of what you are doing at the new Place, and/or tag your friends there
6.Click the "Check In" button to share your visit.

So there you go, check in to your favorite places and expect to see your friends location and what they are doing via Facebook Places Philippines.