Facebook has introduced a new feature called Nearby Friends. The feature will be pushed as an update for both android and iPhone users, and will be an opt-in feature. By the term opt-in, this feature will not be activated by default, it will be upon the users to activate the feature.
For this to work, the feature is required to installed and activated on both the smartphones (user and their friends). This feature will push notifications “occasionally” to the user when a friend is nearby, so that users can get in touch with them and meet up. Users at any time can opt out of this feature, by simply turning off this feature in the settings.
Facebook, has not released the requirements of android version (though expected to have some minimum requirements) to work properly. This feature will be rolled out in coming weeks only to the US users, at least for the starting period. There is no word from Facebook, on international roll-out, but it is expected to roll it out soon, after first testing it in the US.
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