There have been several blog posts suggesting that facebook has thrown in the towel on Checkins and Deals, giving up to FourSquare, one that comes to mind recently was Business Insider Article. Announced this morning at Social Crush, in Charlotte, NC. Patricia Lai of Facebook, when asked the question - What is happening with Facebook Check-In and deals stated this:
” Facebook Deals Are Not Dead! We have streamlined the checkin process by allowing users to identifying their location when they post a status update and Deals and location based marketing with deals is very strategic to Facebook and its partners” .
When asked about any changes coming to how deals will be claimed on mobile devices now that the “Places” function on mobile apps was really no longer needed, she could only grin and had no comment. With Facebook’s F8 Conference next week we can only expect to hear changes like this among many others coming to facebook!
We heard it hear first at Social Crush!