Facebook for Android updated to v1.5.1, ‘Deals’ feature included

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!

[via AC]

  • http://www.facebook.com/garyacebuche Gary Acebuche

    I thought that chat was already added in the last update. Or do they mean its just better?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bdotwest Bryan West

    Does it fix the push notifications? If not, then not even gonna bother

  • odd

    I’m surprised you’re reacting positively to FB Deals. Seems like another way to push ads to users to me.

    The chat feature is the real highlight of this update.

  • Mikka Burrell

    Well like I said in the article, I haven’t actually tried it myself but if its anything like the deals I’ve gotten with Foursquare, I can actually save money by checking in! :)

  • SavageJeep

    This is old news as far as FB Deals. The functionality was there before but you had to access their FB touch website. Glad to see it included in the FB app though. Good deals, got some BuyOneGetOne free from Chipotle and Gap.
    http://www.facebook.com/blog.php?post=446183422130

  • AndyH

    “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”

    Facebook Deals has been around since the beginning of November, but it’s just now accessible via the Facebook Android application. More info about Facebook Deals here:
    http://www.facebook.com/blog.php?post=446183422130

  • odd

    I’ll admit I am not familiar with Foursquare. I guess I’ll check it out :)

  • Mikka Burrell

    Here’s a link to an article I wrote reviewing Foursquare if you’d like to check it out! :)

    http://www.talkandroid.com/26921-talkandroid-app-review-foursquare-for-android/

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