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Friday, July 8

How to use Facebook Places on Android in unsupported countries

Back in August 2010, Facebook rolled out a location aware feature called Facebook Places. At the time of the announcement, it was a US only feature and Facebook promised to roll out the feature gradually for other countries. Since the rollout was gradual, some countries still await the feature to go live for their region. If you can’t wait any longer then we have got just the thing you are looking for which follows after the break.

Here is what you need to do to get Facebook Places up and running on your Android handset right now:

Step 1: Launch the browser on your Android phone.

Step 2: Type in the address bar and press Go.

Step 3: A pop-up screen will appear asking you to share your location. Tap the Share location button.

Step 4: A new page will open where you will see the Places Tab.

Step 5: Switch to the Places Tab and let the Check in fun begin.

Once you activate the Facebook Places functionality using your mobile browser, the Places option in the Facebook App will start working by magic. Currently, it is limited to viewing your latest check-in only. May be the complete functionality needs an app update to start working.