How to Find Out Nearby Friends in Facebook – Near By Friends Location On Facebook | Search Nearby Pals in Facebook – Near Me People By Location On FB: In our article written few days ago, we discussed how your iPhone keeps tabs on where you are.
Well, alongside iPhone, Facebook is also a platform that keeps tab on your location if it is enabled. This is used by the “Nearby Friends” feature on Facebook mobile that permits friends know that you’re nearby.
So read on as we take a closer look at the Nearby Friends feature.
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Once it is enabled, you’ll see a list of Nearby Friends – although this will only list those who also have the feature enabled on their device. (This means you won’t see all your friends listed here except those who enabled the nearby friends feature).
(Faces blurred for privacy reasons ;-))
Click the settings icon in the upper right (as in the screenshot above). This is where you can choose who can see your location.
For example you can choose to share your location with a particular set of people on your list, such as Close Friends.
Although the default is “Friends” you can choose to reveal your location to a group of people by simply selecting and then choose from your available lists.
You can choose to share your precise location with a friend who you have seen nearby, to do this, click the arrow icon next to their name and then choose how long they can see your every move.
This video from Tech Crunch shows exactly how this works.
HOW TO TURN OFF NEARBY FRIENDS IN FACEBOOK
When you feel you don’t want to make your location visible to friends, follow these steps (More tab > Nearby Friends > Settings) and then toggle the slider to the left until the slider is no longer green as indicated in the image below
If you’ve turned off Nearby Friends settings on your device, the app still keeps a “history of your precise location even when you’re not using the app”.
If you feel this is a bit intrusive, take a look at the Location Settings.
From the Location Settings screen, you need to slide the slider to the left to turn off Location History.
You can also choose to clear your location history. To get to the location history log, click the “More” tab again, then scroll all the way down and find Activity Log.
Select the Filter at the top, and select Location History (It’s near the bottom of the list).
Once selected, you’ll have a filtered view of your activity that only shows location history. Select “Clear Location History” (shown here).
You can learn more about Facebook Nearby friends on the Facebook help page.
That is our short guide on Facebook Nearby friends feature, how to turn it on and off and how to modify the location settings.
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