How does Workplace determine which nearby places to recommend when I check in on desktop and mobile?
Workplace doesn't track your location on an ongoing basis. Location services are only used by Workplace for the Check in feature.
WebWhen you choose to Check in at a location from the web, you'll see a list of suggested places. The list of suggested places is produced based on your IP address.
iOS or Android
When you choose to Check in at a location from your iOS or Android device, you'll be asked if you want to enable location services.
If you choose Turn on Location, you'll be asked to give the Workplace app permission to access location services in your iOS or Android phone settings.
When location services are enabled, Workplace will use the location services information to provide locally relevant suggestions to you for the Check in feature.
Note: Location services can be disabled for Workplace at any time from your iOS or Android phone settings. If you don't give location services permissions for the Check in feature, the list of suggested places is produced based on your IP address.