Facebook today launched a new feature called Nearby Friends using which you can discover which friends are nearby or on the go. When you activate this feature, you will be occasionally be notified when friends are nearby, so you can get in touch with them and meet up.
This feature works in two ways; that is to say you and your friends both have to turn on Nearby Friends and choose to share with each other to see when you’re nearby. Your friends will only be able to see that you’re nearby if you share this info with them and vice versa.
When this feature is turned on, you get an option to choose to share a precise location with the particular friends you choose for a set period of time, such as the next hour. This feature is very similar to that of BBM.
Nearby Friends will be available on Android and iPhone in the US over the coming weeks.