Facebook kills Nearby Friends feature

Facebook has come up with a few changes. It removed the precise location-sharing from its Nearby Friends feature. This option now lets you inform your friends who are within a few kilometres range about his/her location.

Previously, users could choose an option of temporarily or permanently can share their precise location on the map with friend or friends. Now Facebook also confirmed the move of removing Nearby Friends feature. The list shows the friends name and the area they are in.

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In addition to this, the social media giant, Facebook has also done another change, i.e., it completely removed the ‘Poke’ feature. It replaced with ‘Wave’ and users can send this option to nearby friends to get together. This option can lead to the conversation on Messenger whether they’re free to hang out.

“We are testing a new feature within Nearby Friends allowing people to send their friends a waving hand Emoji to say hello and help them meet up. This is meant to give people more ways to express themselves, and help friends interact with one another in new fun and lightweight ways,” a Facebook official said.

Recently company rolled out coloured status backgrounds to all Android, iOS and web users, and currently available only in white colour. This new feature allows the user to select their favourite colour that they can put on the status bar.

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Facebook is also improving its standalone Messenger app. The company recently introduced the group video-calling feature in the Messenger application. In a bid to counter its rivals Skype, Viber and Google Duo, Facebook added new video calling option.

The company also announced that it upgraded its Mentions app with the live video editing tools and much more.

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