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Facebook Messenger adds live location sharing feature

Facebook added a new feature to its Messenger app to allow users to share their location live for up to one hour. The Live Location feature can help friends and families get together in busy cities or unfamiliar places.

Facebook identified one of the most searched terms on line “how far away are you?” as people talk to friends and families.

Now that this feature is made available people can share their location and know about others location which reduces the stress of finding them or missing them.

Facebook has been testing this feature in Mexico from sometime ago, its been almost ready by last october, but the company worked on it for five more months to reduce the battery consumption of the mobile devices.

Google maps also said that it was adding a similar feature for a product which is of strategic importance to them.

This feature will be made available globally, Facebook said.

source: reuters.com