Facebook kills off exact location sharing in Nearby Friends, adds “Wave”
Facebook adds "Wave" to its new Update has removed the 'Nearby Friends' feature, letting your friends see your precise location and instead allowed 'Wave' to spread your proximity to them.
Facebook has also confirmed that the feature allowing people see your precise location for limited period on a map was no longer available.
"That strips 'Nearby Friends' main visual component, too, making it now just a list of people's closeness and neighborhood.
Facebook has also introduced 'Poke' successor 'Wave' that addresses the core flaw of 'Nearby Friends' that "just because someone is in your proximity, does not mean they are available". With 'Wave', users have the option to send a wave to friends they see in Facebook 'Nearby' to let them know they are interested in what that friend is up to.