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Why Facebook remove the nearby friends feature: Know the reason here


What is new Facebook wave feature? Well,  As you all know about the Nearby Friends feature in Facebook, now this feature has removed. Reason for being removed that the feature allowing people see your precise location for limited period on a map was no longer available. Instead of this feature Facebook revamp of Nearby Friends with ‘Send a Wave‘ new feature to share proximity.

As per TechCrunch report on Saturday said that it had noticed the map being removed from the ‘Nearby Friends’ service on Facebook app’s ‘More’ tab. Later Facebook has also confirmed that the feature allowing people see your precise location for limited period on a map was no longer available.

How this new facebook Wave feature works?

The new Facebook Wave feature allows users to broadcast their proximity to their friends instead of sharing exact location with Nearby Friends feature.

Understanding Poke + Nearby Friends = Send a Wave?

Facebook has also introduced ‘Poke’ successor ‘Wave’ that addresses the core flaw of ‘Nearby Friends’ that “just because someone is in your proximity, does not mean they are available”.

The “Send a Wave” new feature Facebook is testing in its Nearby Friends section is very Poke-like.

How to Send a wave to Facebook friends?

With new Facebook Wave feature, users have the option to send a wave to friends they see in Facebook ‘Nearby’ to let them know they are interested in what that friend is up to.

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.

This is meant to give people more ways to express themselves, and help friends interact with one another in new fun and light ways, the report quoted a Facebook spokesperson saying.

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