How likely is Facebook to officially release its recently tested feature of ‘find friends nearby’?

Dr.Sunil Vaswani September 6, 2012
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How likely is Facebook to officially release its recently tested feature of ‘find friends nearby’? Please note, question is about likelihood.

  1. Sunil
    September 6, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I agree that it is a nice feature for friendly-natured persons. It would definately be nice to discover friends in a neighbourhood or at class or in a meeting and maybe also of similar interests

  2. Harshit Jain
    September 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

    This is not an answer.

  3. Harshit Jain
    September 6, 2012 at 11:40 am

    No one can tell what is going inside mind of Mark Zukerburg. May be not at all because of privacy concerns.

  4. Saikat Basu
    September 6, 2012 at 6:30 am

    Facebook wasn't actually looking to develop the feature seriously as it was the result of a Hackathon contest which are coding contests held once in while within companies. Wired.com had a pretty comprehensive article on it - http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/06/facebook-quietly-releases-find-friends-nearby-then-quietly-pulls-it/

    • Sunil
      September 6, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Nice and Sincere answer

      But was it coding contest or extension of Glancee?

      As per the same link , wouldn't fb introduce because Glancee is now it's own app?

      Regarding privacy or stalking , that even fb places met with similar responses. But that depends on how a user uses a feature. It can be activated if a user likes to ( by going to menu ) and also if audience limitation privacy is added with additional feature of similar interests, it would be useful app

  5. Rajaa Chowdhury
    September 6, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Facebook usually adds features quietly to their social networking site. There are usually no major official announcements made. So just enjoy the app http://apps.facebook.com/nearbyfriends/

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      September 6, 2012 at 2:36 am

      Latest update is that FaceBook has withdrawn the feature due to stalking fears.

      • Harshit Jain
        September 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

        thanks man

      • Sunil
        September 6, 2012 at 6:51 pm

        It was a testing as mentioned in Basu's link. So no question of feature withdraw.
        Regarding privacy or stalking , that even fb places met with similar responses. But that depends on how a user uses a feature.

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