Today, Facebook invited the media to their Palo Alto headquarters to show off their new “Places” feature. Places is Facebook’s version of a social check-in service similar to foursquare. Places will intuitively be integrated into the desktop version of Facebook.com and Facebook isn’t leaving their gulp of the mobile social networking space behind. The iOS application will receive Places integration tonight, and it’s yet to be known whether this will be a proper App Store update or something Facebook will push out over the air.  

Here’s the last person in the world you want telling you about the new Facebook:

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TechCrunch got a peak at a few slides showing off the Place app-integration and they state there will be a Places button on the Facebook home screen and the whole mobile system is very seamless. You can easily check in, add venues (if they’re not already there), see where your fellow friends are checked in, and even tag which friends are at the place with you. 

We will be sure to update when we find out whether Place will come via a full App Store update or over the air. Be sure to let us know via the tip e-mail or comments if you find out first, Okay? 

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