Facebook Places - How To
On October 11 RIM released Facebook 188.8.131.52 to the public. One of the new features was Facebook Places. It is quite similar to other social apps such as Foursquare and LinkedIn. One of the biggest issues for users was how to get the darn thing to work! In Facebook "Options" the "Share my Location with Facebook" is grayed out and uncheckable! Well, BlackBerry Help recently posted a great tutorial to help many of us clueless Facebook addicts to get...clued in.
The first thing you need to check is if you have GPS location enabled. You can find it here on OS 5: Options/ Advanced Options/ GPS/ Set Location to ON.
On OS 6 from the homescreen: Select the Search icon/ Type Location Services/ Options/ Location Settings/ Set to Location On
After you are finished with that go ahead and open the Facebook app and hit the "Places" icon, click the "Check in" button. After that you should see some places or an "Add a Place" button. Go ahead and add a place and then it will take you to a disclaimer which, of course, you would click "I Accept" if you want to use that feature. From then on you will now be able to check or uncheck the "Share my Location with Facebook" box.
And there you go! no more frustrating uncheckable boxes and your ready to use the "Places" feature in Facebook!
Go ahead and post more tips or request additional help here.
Last edited by Neolantis; 11-30-2010 at 07:04 PM.
I have not been able to get it to work. It updates all of my friends but says it can not locate me. Anyone have any ideas?
Do you have your wifi turned on? Your phone may be trying to pull from your wifi rather than your GPS. Try turning your wifi off and making sure your GPS is on.
Originally Posted by mooney1980
I have tried wifi on wifi off, gps settings, you name it with fb 184.108.40.206 without any luck.
fb options gives me the same song and dance with the share my location checkbox grayed out.
The facebook wheels turn a while and the end result the same.
I think I read somewhere that it depends on your location as to it working or not. I live in a small town away from the big city lights myself. Next time I have to travel, I'll take another stab at the issue.
If your 3g network is not showing, you will not be able to access it. I live just a little too far for good cell tower coverage and I cannot get it to work either.
Thanks munchkinsdad, this info did the trick. Now that I was able to connect that first time, here at the house where before I was not able to connect, now I can.
Originally Posted by munchkinsdad
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