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Facebook to introduce Map view in ‘Nearby Frineds’


Maps on Facebook is nothing new and has been there for quite some time now. Whether it is for taking a glimpse of your check-ins or your friends’, Facebook got you covered. The social media giant now wants to take a step forward into the future and is all set to introduce Map view in the Nearby Friends section.

With the new feature coming into the play, you will be able to see how many of your friends are nearby your location with a Map view which is a far more intuitive way to discover your friends’ exact location. But the ‘exact location’ is a vague term given that in reality Maps oftentimes fail to provide us the exact location especially in rural areas. Nevertheless, these shortcomings are always ephemeral and eventually get quashed by the advancements in the field of technology. Make no mistake, you need to turn on your device’s location in order for all these to work seamlessly.

In case you never access ‘Find Nearby Friends’ on your Facebook app on Android and don’t know how to do it, here is a quick guide for you:

  • Open the Facebook app on your Android device
  • Tap on the three horizontal lines icon
  • Scroll down and tap Nearby Friends

The feature currently is in testing mode and will be rolled out to consumers when it is ready.


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