Facebook Launches New Location Service



By Ayomide Oriade

Facebook has rolled out a new opt-in feature called Nearby Friends. It lets friends see approximately how far away you are from them, and you can share your exact, on-going location with them for a limited time.

The Nearby Friend feature must however be turned on by the user, so people won’t broadcast their location unknowingly. The feature will use your GPS to inform friends provided their GPS and Nearby Friends feature is on as well

While it’s sure to stir privacy concerns, Nearby Friends could get people spending more time with friends in the real-world instead of online.

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