Dec 17th, 2012

Facebook has an update ready to roll for their mobile app hot on the heels of the launch to the Android native version. The latest iteration of the social networking app focuses on enhancements to nearby places discovery. Selecting “Nearby” from the main menu will instantly compile a list of local business frequented or liked by friends.

Sorting options will allow users to refine their search, while clicking on a place will show business info as well as friend interactions. If you find a great new bar or hangout spot, you can rate or share with friends directly from the app.

Facebook says the update is just the beginning for improvements to Nearby, which will grow as a service as more users share, rate, and like locations. The update is headed to both iOS and Android devices and should be available later today.

[via Facebook]