Facebook is preparing to say goodbye to a new feature with the closing of “Friends nearby”. It should be noted that the social network is also preparing for store weather information and location history. It should be noted that the deletion of information on places previously obtained and stored is also foreseen. Here are the details
Facebook focuses on privacy: goodbye to nearby friends and other features
These new features, which confirm Facebook’s effort to develop features that support user privacy, will apply to both the Android app and the iOS and iPadOS app. The closure of the various functions of the social network is scheduled to start next May 31st.
Eliminating obsolete functions
The decision made by Meta, the company that manages Facebook, was not accompanied by official explanations. The goal is to secure one greater transparency in data managementi, as requested by both the European and American authorities.
The Nearby Friends function was introduced by Facebook in 2014 and allows (or better said it allowed) to find out where your contacts are. As for the data relating to weather forecasts, however, Facebook considers this function to be outdated. In fact, users prefer to check forecasts through specific apps.
For the future, Facebook and Meta will focus on the metaverse. The upcoming news will therefore be linked to the new focus of the company. Unused functions will be progressively removed.