Facebook 3.2 brings Places to iPhone

Facebook's iPhone app has been updated to version 3.2 and, among other things, brings support for the new Places service that lets you see where your friends are and what location-based social activities they're up to. (At least in the US, when I tried it it said it wasn't yet available in my region.)

What else is new?

  • You can set the privacy of individual status updates.
  • See all recipients of inbox messages.
  • (iOS 4) Upload photos and videos in the background.
  • Fixed a delay when commenting on a post or posting a status update.
  • Fixed some Notes display bugs.
  • Fixed some reliability bugs in News Feed.

Places will also offer integration with existing location-based apps like Gowalla.

If you've tried it out, let us know how Facebook places is working for you on your iPhone...

Update 1: How to prevent your friends from checking you into Places.

Update 2: And here's Facebook 3.2.1 with bug fixes.

Update 3: And here's Facebook's statement on known Jailbreak conflicts.

Update 4: And here's Facebook 3.2.2 to fix the login issues.

[iTunes link, thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.