When you see the Place Tips in your feed, clicking on them will show a series of cards with information like posts and photos your friends have shared about the location. Users can also see other information from the place including its own Facebook page, popular menu items, and upcoming events.
Here’s a quick promo video about the feature. Click here if you can’t see it.
The Facebook app is universal for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.
More information about Place Tips can be found here. Thankfully, you can turn the feature off at any time if you don’t find it useful. Also, they will only appear if you give the app specific permission to access the location of your phone.
I think the Place Tips feature definitely sounds like a good idea, and could easily take some steam away from competitors with similar offerings like Foursquare and Yelp. And it is yet another way for Facebook to keep you glued to the app, if it hasn’t already taken over your life already.
For other app news today, see: You can now play the acclaimed Heroes of Might & Magic III on your iPad, Powered by Apple’s Metal API, Disney Infinity: Toy Box 2.0 launches for iPhone and iPad, and Save money with the bunny: Hopper tells you the best time to fly and buy.