Facebook's new feature "Find Friends Nearby"

Update: Facebook has pulled the feature and issued the following statement: “This wasn’t a formal release – this was something that a few engineers were testing. With all tests, some get released as full products, others don’t. Nothing more to say on this for now – we’ll communicate to everyone when there is something to say.”


Facebook has introduced a new feature called Find Friends Nearby. Earlier known as “Friendshake”, this feature enables you to find your nearby friends. It can be accessed through this short URL (http://fb.com/ffn) that is the abbreviation of Find Friends Nearby (FFN). “Find Friends Nearby” is also accessible via Facebook’s mobile apps.

So how does this feature work? Once users are logged into Facebook and then into the Friendshake URL, they are shown friends at a nearby place. Users are able to see their Facebook as well as non-Facebook friends. It could be a time saving feature for many users as  when they meet a group of new people, they can all use this for one-touch friendship, rather than manually finding out each person’s name and separately adding them.

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