The official Facebook app has been updated with several new features. These features and bug fixes include two location-based enhancements.

Besides location-related features, the app’s latest update finally allows you to unfriend someone in-app. More details below!

The update includes:

  • Added Map View for Places
  • Added the ability to Check in to Events that you’re attending
  • Added the ability to unfriend from the phone
  • Improved News Feed
  • Improved notifications UI

While the Map view for Places isn’t revolutionary, it’s interesting to see Facebook paying increasingly more attention to the location scene. The new map display uses Google Maps, and allows you full access to the iPhone’s Maps app.

The Events check-in ability is a nice addition for those of us wishing to avoid our ex at the next party. You can now see nearby events at the top of your locations list. Events are now able to be checked into like the already existing Places. Like Places, you can tag friends with you at an event and post an adjoining status update.

For those of us that are too popular, Facebook finally made it possible to unfriend people inside the iPhone app. The new option is available in the top right menu when viewing a “friend’s” profile.

The latest update for the Facebook app is available for free in the App Store.

What do you think about this latest update? Do you find the new Event check-in feature particularly interesting?

[TiPB, Screenshots via MacStories]