Facebook Nearby Friends

Instagram prototypes handing your location history to Facebook

This is sure to exacerbate fears that Facebook will further exploit Instagram now that its founders have resigned. Instagram has been spotted prototyping a new privacy setting that would allow it to s

Facebook tests Snap Map-style redesign of Nearby Friends

Helping friends meet up offline has been a massive missed opportunity for Facebook. Whether because the brand is too creepy or the politely opt-in 2015 rollout of its location sharing feature wasn't c

Facebook kills off exact location sharing in Nearby Friends, adds “Wave”

Nearby Friends didn’t turn into the Foursquare-killer it could have been, but Facebook is still trying to help people meet up in person… with a few changes. Facebook has removed the precis

The quest to cure loneliness

Foursquare, Google Latitude and Facebook Nearby Friends failed to change the way we all meet up. That’s because intent, not location,┬áis the most important thing when connecting people offline.

Facebook 11.0 For iOS Peddles Location Sharing With Nearby Friends Search And Invites

Facebook slid some new location sharing features in its 11.0 update for iOS today, despite saying “What’s New” was only reliabity and speed improvements. I dug through the app and fo

Ambient Proximity Is The Next Phase Of Location Sharing

It's not where your friends are, but how close they are that matters. After years of exact coordinate check-ins, both Foursquare and Facebook are now focusing on ambient proximity -- constantly and au

Hands On With Facebook Nearby Friends [Video]: No More Checkins

Facebook Nearby Friends is based around broadcasting how far you are from friends, not your exact coordinates, and that's why it could succeed where other location apps have failed. But while we might

Facebook ‘Nearby Friends’ Will Track Your Location History To Target You With Ads

Facebook says it’s not using its new Nearby Friends feature to target ads yet, but after I asked why it’s tracking “Location History” it admitted it will eventually use the dat

Facebook Launches “Nearby Friends” With Opt-In Real-Time Location Sharing To Help You Meet Up

Today Facebook begins rolling 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 the