How Can I Find Near By Friends Location On Facebook: Do you want to access a friend’s location on Facebook but don’t know how to go about it?
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Interestingly, Facebook has updated its mobile App recently and included a new feature to find out the nearby friends using the location history of the Facebook app.
This feature will show the list of your friends sorted based on the distance from your exact location by getting location data from you and your friends.
Since its launch, people have said much about it and upon trying it out personally, I see it as a very good addition, so in this guide, I will discuss how you can enable and use this feature.
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We will see how to set up and use the location history data and Nearby friends feature in Facebook App.
Open your Facebook app on your smartphone and navigate to the Settings screen.
There you might be seeing Nearby friends option under favorites which can be used as a shortcut to reach the settings for location history and Nearby friends feature.
If your device is already activated by the Nearby friends’ feature, then you can see the nearby friends under the next screen else you will be prompted to enable this feature.
We will see here the normal menu way to enable the Nearby friends’ feature. Follow these steps:
> Go to the bottom of your Settings screen of Facebook App on your smartphone.
> There you can see many settings for the App including the App Settings, News-feed preferences, Account settings, etc there.
Open the “Account settings” menu which will be opened in the next screen with a lot of options like General, Security, Privacy, etc.
> In the Account Settings screen, we need to find out the “Location” option under the various options given.
This screen will open up the location settings screen of the Facebook app on your smartphone with options like Nearby friends, Place tips, Location history, and your device location settings, etc.
> In the location settings screen, first, we need to verify that your device location history is ON. If your device location history is not yet turned ON, the Facebook app itself will prompt you to turn it ON.
Once the device location history is turned ON, then you can turn-on the Facebook location history by tapping the button against it.
> After the Facebook app location history is turned ON, then we can enable the Nearby friends’ feature.
The Nearby Friends’ feature is useful to most Facebook users as it helps them find out the real location of their friends via Facebook App.