How do I use Nearby Friends on Facebook?

This feature is only available on iOS and Android devices. Learn more about how Location Settings work.
Nearby Friends lets you and your friends share your locations with each other. When you turn on Nearby Friends, you are also turning Location History. Location History must be turned on for some location features, like Nearby Friends, to work on Facebook.
To turn Nearby Friends on or off using the Facebook for Android app:
  1. Turn on Location Services and Background Location. Learn more about how Location Settings work.
  2. Tap in the top right.
  3. TapNearby Friends.
  4. Tapnext to your name to turn Nearby Friends on.
  5. Tap next to your name to pause or turn off Nearby Friends.
To turn Nearby Friends on or off using the Facebook app for iOS devices:
  1. Turn on Location Services and set location access to Always. Learn more about how Location Settings work.
  2. Tap in the bottom right.
  3. TapNearby Friends. You may need to tap See More first.
  4. Tap next to your name in the top right.
  5. SelectSettings.
  6. Tap to turn Nearby Friends on, or tap to turn it off.
Learn how to turn push notifications on or off for Nearby Friends. If you’d like to give feedback on Nearby Friends, let us know.
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