Find Local Businesses with Facebook

By : |April 9, 2016 3

I sometimes wonder about things that could be there on Facebook and before I am done wondering Facebook already has it. Without much ado, Facebook has quietly added hyperlocal listing of service providers, listing over 80 services, ranging from beauty, home care, plumbing,pet services, financial,medical, health, and DIY services.

Available on facebook.com/services, the page lets you find the best local businesses and organisations based on users’ reviews and ratings on Facebook, and lists their contacts, website, services available and work timings. However one cannot make bookings through the page yet and the user is directed to the website, phone number, or email connected to the service.

The feature is not available on Facebook’s mobile apps yet, and it seems likely the services will roll out through Facebook’s Messenger platform. Facebook had announced on Friday that it is rolling out new tools for Messenger to let users find and connect with friends and businesses through messenger codes, usernames, and links. With the roll out of this feature, usernames will show up on the page underneath the page title with an @ symbol before it. Messenger Links when clicked, opens a conversation with the business in Messenger.https://www.ciol.com/facebook-for-business/

The news brings some tough competition for the likes Housejoy, Taskbob, LocalOye, and UrbanClap. Social/business networking giant had said in December 2015 that more than 1.99 billion interactions have been made between people and the two million small businesses with Facebook Pages in India.

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  1. Sandeep Sharma
    #1 Sandeep Sharma 10 January, 2019, 08:08

    Amazing Post…

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  2. Siyamc
    #2 Siyamc 11 February, 2019, 06:48

    I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Manish
    #3 Manish 18 February, 2019, 10:54

    nice post

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