Facebook has scheduled a media event for this afternoon at its Palo Alto headquarters and it is expected that the social networking giant will announce its entry into location-based networking.
For months, Facebook has barely tried to conceal details about its plan to jump into the check-in space, which is dominated by smartphone apps that let users tell their friends where they are at any given time. Facebook all but promised to debut a location-based feature at its F8 Conference in April.
“We are working on location features and product integrations, which we’ll be launching in the coming months, and we’ll share more details when appropriate,” spokesman Larry Yu told CNN content partner CNET last week.
But the tech pundits have speculated incorrectly about Facebook’s leap into the world of location features before.