Facebook Launched A New Way to Send a Location in Messenger

By | June 6, 2015

Facebook Launched A New Way to Send a Location in Messenger , Now you can choose to explicitly send a map of your location or another particular place as a separate message.

To get started, just tap the More icon or the location pin at the bottom of your screen. If you want to tell a friend which restaurant to meet you at, search for the restaurant and send a map of where it is. If you’re running late, send a map of where you are to your friend to let him or her know how far away you are.

 

Facebook Launched A New Way to Send a Location in Messenger

 

 

With this update, you have full control over when and how you share your location information. You only send a location when you tap on the location pin and then choose to send it as a separate message. You can also share a location—like a meeting spot—even if you’re not there.

Facebook Launched A New Way to Send a Location in Messenger

Sending a location is completely optional. Nothing is changing about how we receive your location information:

  • As always, Messenger doesn’t get any location information from your device unless you enable location services for the app.
  • Messenger does not get location information from your device in the background—only each time you select a location and tap Send when you use the Messenger app. We are not requesting any new permissions for your information.

Source – FB-newsroom