Facebook is renovating the map from its ‘Nearby Friends’ feature, which let your friends see your correct location, and instead now lets you ‘Wave’ to broadcast your proximity to them. It had observed the map being cut from the Nearby Friends service on the More tab of the Facebook app.
Facebook as also confirmed that the feature permitting people see your precise location for limited period on a map is no longer available. “That strips Nearby Friends’ main visual component, too, making it now valid a list of people’s proximities and neighborhood,” the report claimed.
Facebook has also initiated ‘Poke’ successor ‘Wave’ that marks the core flaw of Nearby Friends that “just because somebody is in your proximity, does not mean they are available”.
Users have the choice to send a wave to friends they see in Facebook ‘Nearby’ to allow them know they are interested in what that friend is up to.
“We are testing a new exciting 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 light ways,” the Facebook Claimed.