messenger-location-sharing-carouselFacebook is rolling out an improved version of location sharing in Facebook Messenger app. We had seen earlier that Messenger allowed location to be sent along with every chat message in the conversation. This was not such a useful feature as we could only know the general area from where the message was being sent and not the user’s actual location.

There was no way to share your location in Facebook Messenger if ever one wanted to convey their whereabouts. Resorting to a maps application like Google Maps for location sharing had become common for regular users of Facebook Messenger.

Facebook has taken this into consideration and now we have a new way to share location in Messenger. Just tap on the more button in a conversation and select the location option. Telling a friend where to meet or just sharing your location with a friend to tell them you are running late.

With this update, Facebook gives you the right to share your location how you want it, and will no longer embed it into messages. The new option gives the user, choice to share their location as a separate message.

It’s odd that this feature comes just days after the Facebook Messenger location tracking scandal. Is it just a coincidence or just a desperate cover up?

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.


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