Facebook iOS update has new features
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The new updated version of Facebook for iOS now comes with new and surely commendable features in it. The Social media giant recently announced that a new update for its social networking application is now rolling out to iOS devices. Along with the update’s announcement, Facebook also released a detailed changelog that includes all the new features and improvements added to the app.

The latest Facebook update is meant to offer users additional ways to take action faster once they have found something they wish to purchase or a place they want to go. This would be made possible with the “recommendation”, “start order”, and “get quote” feature amongst others. Let’s take a look at what you can do with these features.

Facebook iOS update has new features
Facebook iOS update has new features

GET RECOMMENDATIONS

Whether traveling to a new place, looking for a hair salon, or searching for the perfect place to eat, people already turn to their friends, family, and local Groups on Facebook for advice. We’re rolling out a new tool that makes it easier to get and organize all those recommendations in one place.

When you write a Facebook post looking for advice on local places or services, you’ll have the option to turn on Recommendations for that post. If you turn on the feature, your friends can comment on your post with suggestions, and you’ll see all of them mapped out and saved in one place. You can also go to your Recommendations bookmark on Facebook (desktop only) to ask a new question or help your friends.

DISCOVER LOCAL EVENTS

Facebook is surely a great way to find events happening around you and now it’s even easier to discover new things to do with friends. To make exploring events even better, Facebook has revamped the Events bookmark on Facebook. You can catch up on the latest events activity from friends and hosts and browse event recommendations based on what’s popular with friends or events you’ve connected with in the past. This new version of the events dashboard will start to roll out in the US in the coming weeks.

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MORE OF THE FEATURES INCLUDE…

ORDER FOOD: You can now order food from restaurants directly from their Facebook Pages. Simply click “Start Order” on any restaurant’s Facebook Page that uses Delivery.com or Slice.

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT: For local businesses that require you to book an appointment, such as spas and salons, you can now request a time via the business’ Facebook Page and view their entire slate of services and offerings. They’ll then get back to you on Messenger to confirm your appointment.

GET A QUOTE: Some local business Pages will now have a “Get Quote” button at the top that lets you easily and quickly request a quote from the business.

GET TICKET TO MOVIES AND EVENTS: For many new movies this fall, you can buy movie tickets straight from their Facebook Pages via Fandango. In partnership with Ticketmaster and Eventbrite, they’re also making it possible for people to get tickets to other events — free or paid — directly from the event page on Facebook.

It is however, disappointing that all these features are to be rolled out in the U.S, maybe for now, who knows. But I guess Nigerians and Africans would just have to wait. It might be a factor of the low iOS devices usage in Africa, because over here, Android is KING.

 

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