By Ed Oswald | Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm
The online coupon industry is getting crowded. Facebook is the latest to announce, launching Deals on Facebook in five cities on Tuesday. The first cities to get the service will be Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego, and San Francisco, although if you live elsewhere and are interested you’ll be able to sign up to be notified.
Of course if Facebook is involved there’s going to be some kind of social aspect, so the company says it will make it easy for users of the service to share the deals they find, as well as helping “find interesting experiences around you to do with friends.” You’ll also be able to “Like” the deal in true Facebook fashion.
As with competitors Groupon and LivingSocial, deals would be e-mailed to those that have signed up for it. Facebook would also add a Deals tab to the user’s front page to allow for easier access.
In addition to running its own deals, the company said it would partner with other deals sites such as aDealio, Gilt City, HomeRun, kgb deals, OpenTable, Plum District, PopSugar City, ReachLocal, Tippr, viagogo, and zozi to list their deals as well.