Facebook Quits Default Location Sharing, Users Can Willfully Share Maps Though
Facebook Messenger will not track your location without your permission, so you will have to choose whatever location you want to share with whomever, the social media giant announced today.
Previously Facebook would share your location with your friends. That location was, however, necessarily of the place where you connected the Messenger. With the new feature, you will be able to share any location with your friends, family or whatever inside the conversation.
What this means is that you can share the place where you want to meet your team, or a cafe where you will love to spend an evening with your girl friend.
“With this update, you have full control over when and how you share your location information. You only send a location when you tap on the location pin and then choose to send it as a separate message. You can also share a location—like a meeting spot—even if you’re not there,” states Stan Chudnovsky, Head of Product for Messenger.
The new feature makes location sharing a lot convenient. To share the location, you need to tap the More icon or the location pin which should be observable at the bottom end of your device’s display screen.
The next step is to decide the place you want your friends to locate or reach you. This you will do by searching it–this can be a restaurant ,a cinema, and what not– on the web and sending the map to your contact.
Location sharing is optional, Chudnovsky writes. Facebook, as ever, will not dig any location information from users’ devices until they entitle it to do so by enabling location services for the app.