Groups Coming to Facebook for iPhone

Facebook’s Groups feature will be making an appearance in a planned update for the company’s Facebook app for the iPhone and iPod touch. Company CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement during a special mobile-related media event on Wednesday.

Mr. Zuckerberg also said that the Facebook Places geolocation feature will get geotagging support, and that after users check in at locations they’ll be able to attach a photo to the post.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook has added a new feature called Single Sign On, users who are logged in to the Facebook app on their iPhone (or Android device) can use a “Log In With Facebook” feature for other apps that, A.) require a login, and B.) have built in support for Single Sign On to their own app. The video below demonstrates this feature on a Google Nexus One Android phone. 

Rumors that Facebook has been working on its own mobile phone were put to rest at the media event, too. “There are rumors out there that Facebook is building a phone,” he said. “No.”

While it’s nice to see new feature support planned for the iPhone ad iPod touch Facebook app, it’s also interesting to note that the company seems to be developing for Apple’s mobile platform first, and following up later with apps for competing platforms.

The Facebook app is free and is available at Apple’s iTunes-based App Store.

[Thanks to CNET for the heads up.]