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Facebook has launched Places, its location-based feature in the UK, allowing its members to share where they are while they are on the move.

Facebook Places allows users to “check in” wherever they are to notify their friends/other Facebook users where they are.

This new feature, which launched in the USA last month lists nearby businesses and attractions. Facebook will be able to target the locations it lists to each Places user. The UK is the second country where this feature has been launched.

Places is available on the iPhone and selected smartphones through Facebook’s mobile site.

There are numerous privacy controls to limit the amount of location information that is revealed.