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You will no longer be able to see the location of other users on Facebook, this special feature is going to be closed

This feature allows users to track the real time location of their friends.

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Facebook offers a Nearby Friends feature on its platform that allows users to share their current location with other Facebook users, which will no longer be available from May 31 this year.

Facebook (Facebook) It is one of the largest and most popular social media platforms used worldwide. Which shares a common platform for people to connect and communicate together. In such a situation, now Facebook has a Nearby Friends feature on its platform. (Nearby Friends Feature) which allows users to share their current location with other Facebook users, will no longer be available from May 31 this year. According to user reports on social media platforms, the Meta-owned company has given users the ability to turn off Near Friends and other location-based features. (Location Features) has started to inform about This feature allows users to track the real time location of their friends.

Once enabled, users will be notified when their friends are in a location close to their current location. Along with Near Friends, Facebook is also turning off weather alerts, location history and background location. According to multiple user posts on Twitter, Facebook has reportedly announced the closure of the Friends Nearby feature via a notification on the Facebook app. In a notification sent to users, the company said that this feature which helps users to find out which friends are nearby or on travel will no longer be available from May 31, 2022.

Facebook is going to remove these features

Other location-based features including weather alerts, location history and background location are also disappearing from the platform. The company has given users till August 1 this year to download their data including location history. After which it will be removed. However, Facebook clarified that it will continue to collect users’ location information for other experiences.

Facebook started rolling out the Near Friends feature on both iOS and Android in 2014. Optional feature shows which friends are nearby or on the go. Once you enable the Near Friends feature, you will sometimes be notified when friends are around, so that you can contact and meet them. Plus, you can see when your friend is traveling and see which city they’re in.

Recently, the company reportedly announced its plans to shut down its podcast platform less than a year after its launch. The move is part of a re-evaluation of Facebook’s audio product. Last year, Facebook launched podcasts and live audio streams in the US to keep users on its platform and compete with other platforms.

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