Facebook has pushed out an update to v1.5.1, which brings these changes to the app:
- Added deals – get access to savings, free offers and special deals from nearby businesses
- Added chat – now you can chat with your Facebook friends right from your Android device
- Push notifications (only supported for devices on Android 2.2+)
- Various bug fixes
These seem like the standard fixes but one thing jumps out at us: Deals? What are those?
From the looks of it, Deals is a new Facebook feature that allows the user to check in to places and possibly receive digital coupons and deals from businesses and restaurants. Sounds very Foursquare-esque to me.
Although I’m not too sure how to access Deals at this point, it sounds like a very promising feature for Facebook for Android.
Let us know what you think of the new Facebook features in the comments!