With online deals getting bigger everyday, Facebook is getting into the local deals business.

And that move by itself as per analysts is enough to make Groupon, a website that is localized to major geographic markets worldwide look nervously over its shoulder and further strengthen Facebook.

Facebook Deals "are about to get better with friends" according to a new landing page that aims to promote the social network's answer to Groupon, The social network first announced Facebook Deals last November.

It was a feature that enabled local businesses to offer users deals when they go to their Facebook page.

However yesterday, Facebook upped the ante.

"We're working to make it easier to find fun things to do with your friends and connect with local businesses," Facebook wrote today on its Wall.

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