Facebook Introduces New Optional Nearby Friends Feature For Android and iOS


Facebook, the world's largest social network, launched Nearby Friends, a new opt-in feature called Nearby Friends for users to get a direct connection with each other and find out who is around them.

Nearby Friends was built by the Glancee location sharing app team led by Andrea Vaccari, his new foundation for meeting nearby people who have friends and interests in common. It adds a list of nearby friends to Facebook’s iOS and Android apps to make it easy to discover when someone is around you and meet up and spend time together. It will also send notifications if you come within a short distance of a friend and if someone shares their precise location with you you’ll see it on a map.


The feature lets you see which friends are nearer to you or exactly how far away you are from them and you can share your accurate, on-going location with them for a limited time, presuming that both you and the other party have enabled the functionality first. The feature works on devices running both Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems that have enormous user bases.



Over the coming weeks in the US, the feature will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using. As for your own privacy, Nearby Friends is optional so you can avoid it and get immediately disappear from the Nearby Friends section or never use it if you don’t want to and it won’t be available to users under 18.



Brainguru Technologies is the reputed Android Apps Development Company, who makes Android for enterprises to reach out to their target customers and make it easy to share the right things with the right people, just like in real life.



Since the Nearby Friends feature has rolled out, we wanted to inform you the latest in android application development world have met another interesting feature which will be running on Android Devices, thanks Andrea Vaccari.

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