Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Facebook plans to allow users to "share" location

According to the New York Times, Facebook is going to roll out full-blown location sharing in April. From the NYT's Bits Blog:

Facebook Will Allow Users to Share Location - Bits Blog -

In preparation for the introduction, Facebook updated its privacy policy last November. The new policy states: “When you share your location with others or add a location to something you post, we treat that like any other content you post.”

At that time, the company also offered some foreshadowing of the new feature: “If we offer a service that supports this type of location sharing we will present you with an opt-in choice of whether you want to participate.”

Facebook has been working on a location-based tool for close to a year, but decided to wait until the product was completely ready for mainstream adoption before announcing it, said the people with knowledge of the project.

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