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Facebook check-in / google maps

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:57 am
by wrigjef
Some church buildings are available for check in on Facebook while others are not. Most church buildings are on google maps but some, especially newer ones, are not. Is there a process that a member can go through with Facebook and google to make these things a reality? Many non-member Facebook friends check in at their church, I'd like to be able to do the same thing, seeing the we are at our church building more then once a week, it may generate some discussion. It would be nice if there were a church produced "how to guide" that members could utilize.

Re: Facebook check-in / google maps

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:00 am
by russellhltn
For Facebook, anyone can create a location. And in checking around, I see some that do look "user created". However, it appears the proper way is for the church to add it to their list of a locations in their "business" page.

Adding a location in Google Maps seems more straightforward, but I suspect the church originally created a number of them.

Re: Facebook check-in / google maps

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:09 am
by RossEvans
I have no idea about Facebook. As for the general Google Maps site, I started a thread five years ago suggesting that the Church claim these sites on Google by posting authorized descriptions and links. Spot-checking by searching in Google Maps today, it looks like someone, somewhere, sometimes posts for some meetinghouses. I can't tell if this activity is organized or ad hoc.