Facebook: Here’s How to Ask for Location-Based Recommendations

Users can gather suggestions from friends

Facebook users can choose the areas they want recommendations from Facebook

Did you know Facebook allows you to ask your friends to recommend places to visit in specific cities (even your own)? For instance, if you’re planning a vacation, you may want to ask your friends for restaurant recommendations in the area. Or, you may be looking for a great mechanic in your own town. Whatever you’re looking for, our guide will show you how this feature works.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Facebook application on iOS.

Step 1: Near the top of your Facebook News Feed, tap the “What’s on your mind?” field to begin creating a new post.

Step 2: Scroll upward on the list of post options at the bottom of the screen to expand the list.

Step 3: Tap “Ask for Recommendations.”

Step 4: Tap “Add a Location.”

Step 5: Either tap one of the locations in the list that appears, or tap “Where are you looking for recommen…” at the top of the screen to search for a location manually.

Step 6 (optional): Tap “What are you looking for?” to type a specific recommendation request.

Step 7: Tap “Share” to share the post to your timeline.