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Facebook launches ‘Find Friends Nearby’ service

Just what stalkers were looking for

Attention stalkers everywhere, Facebook has come up with a new location-based feature that allows users to find friends and even potential friends nearby.

Dubbed ‘Find Friends Nearby,’ the service can be checked out at and it is also available through Facebook’s mobile apps. If the idea sounds somewhat familiar, it should. Glancee promoted a very similar concept and Facebook bought the company a couple of months back.

Facebook engineer Ryan Patterson told TechChruch that he came up with the service with a fellow engineer during one of Facebook’s hackathlons.

“For me, the ideal use case for this product is the one where when you’re out with a group of people whom you’ve recently met and want to stay in contact with,” he said.

You can check out the new feature yourself by accessing menu > apps > find friends > other tools > Find Friends Nearby in your mobile FB app.

More here.

Last modified on 25 June 2012
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