The Facebook app allows you to keep track of your friends with a location-based feature called Nearby Friends. This feature allows you to see where your friends are right now and they can also see where you are. The feature might come in handy when you travel abroad and want to see if there is someone else you know close by or if you are looking for pleasant company to have a drink somewhere in the city. Read on to discover how to set up Nearby Friends on your mobile.
Nearby Friends is a Facebook feature that allows you to see who among your friends is nearby so you can meet each other easily. The option can be enabled or disabled for every person using the Facebook app depending on the privacy preferences of each user.
To enable the Nearby Friends option, you need to turn on your Location services by going to Settings > Applications > Facebook > Permission and Location and turn the location services on if you are using Android.
You can choose who you’d like to share your location with. Tap on the Share location with tab and select whether it will be your Facebook friends, Specific friends that you can select, Friends except for some people</bold> you don’t want to know your exact location or Only me if you decided to not use the option. Finally, accept the prompt to enable the location history and tap Turn On.
Don’t forget to turn off location services on Facebook if you don’t want to continue using Nearby Friends feature.