Impact of Facebook’s Check-in Feature on Users of Social Networking Sites

  • Hitesh Kumar
  • Shilpi Sharma
  • Tanupriya Choudhury
  • Praveen Kumar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 5)


Social media is infiltrating the planet. Facebook has been the leader in this industry for almost a decade. The social media sites have made many changes over the years regarding security and advertising that have frankly, miffed a lot of people. The paper mainly describes about the impact of Facebook Check-in feature. Also, a new feature is proposed- Check-in-Checker which is presently not yet introduced in Facebook. Check-in Checker is an extension of the existing Facebook feature check-in. It is a helpful tool to know who is going where and at what time. Also, popularity about a particular common place being visited by friends will increase. Data was gathered from 550 people who give their views about how they use Facebook. Also, their opinion is taken in account about the existing feature ‘Check-in’ provided by Facebook. Analyzing the data, the new feature Check-in Checker suits today’s demand and requirement of a user, to be added up in Facebook’s features list. This feature doesn’t violates any user’s privacy and holds good number of positive reasons to be there in the pool of Facebook’s exciting features.


Facebook Social networking site Privacy Check-in 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hitesh Kumar
    • 1
  • Shilpi Sharma
    • 1
  • Tanupriya Choudhury
    • 1
  • Praveen Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Amity UniversityNoidaIndia

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