How to know where a person is via Facebook

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Preliminary information

Since you are wondering how to know where a person is via Facebook, I must first give you some information about the tool Friends nearby, through which you can succeed in the intent that you have proposed.

Well, you must know that this Facebook feature, available in the official app of the social network for Android (downloadable for free from the Play Store or from alternative stores) and for iOS / iPadOS (downloadable for free from the App Store) allows you to share your position in real time with your friends.



To use this feature, however, it is necessary to activate the GPS on your smartphone or tablet. To succeed on it Android, then reach the menu Settings> Location Services and move up ON the lever located in correspondence with the wording Access my location.

Su iOS / iPadOSinstead, hit the menu Settings> Privacy> Location Services and move up ON the levetta relative to i location services. Also, hit the menu Facebook> location and tick the wording Everlasting, without which the functionality cannot be used Friends nearby.

How to know where a person is via Facebook from smartphones and tablets

After carrying out the preliminary operations indicated in the previous chapter, you can proceed to use the tool Friends nearby di Facebook following the directions I am about to give you in the next paragraphs.

Android

It was used Facebook to Android, first launch the app on your device and log into your account if necessary. Then press onmenu icon located in the upper right corner and, in the screen that is shown to you, tap on the item Friends nearby.



Now activate the function in question by pressing the button Start, and customize the privacy of the position, in order to choose whether to share it with all friends or only with some specific people. Once this is done, press on the buttons NEXT e Attiva, to activate the feature Location history which allows Facebook to create a history of the locations of your device and take advantage of the location in the background.

At this point, the service will have been correctly activated and you will be able to see, on a map, your position and that of the friends who have activated the service and with whom you have shared the position. In the bottom menu, however, you will be shown the list of other locations located nearby, as regards all your Facebook friends who use this feature.

At any time, you can deactivate Friends nearby and stop sharing your location by clicking onicona dell'ingranaggio located in the upper right corner, by moving up OFF the lever located in correspondence with the wording Friends nearby and finally by pressing the button Disable nearby friends.

iOS / iPadOS

The operation of Friends nearby su iOS e iPadOS it is quite similar to the one related to Android. To get started, then, launch the Facebook on your device and log into your account if necessary. Then press onmenu icon located in the lower right corner and, in the screen that is shown to you, presses on the item Friends nearby.


Now, to activate the function in question, press the button Start, then select the privacy and indicate who you want to share your location with (all Friends or only Some friends in particular, for example) and then tap the buttons NEXT e active, to also activate the location history.


At this point, the location of the friends located in the immediate vicinity will be shown on a map, while in the menu below you will be able to see the list of all the people who have activated the feature, choosing to share their location.


To deactivate Friends nearby, premi sull 'icona dell'ingranaggio located in the upper right corner and then tap on the item Disable nearby friends.

How to know where a person is via Facebook from a PC

The instrument Friends nearby is only available in the app Facebook to Android e iOS / iPadOS. But if you want to know where a person is via Facebook by acting from PC, I suggest that you periodically check the profile of the user of your interest as he may have shared posts by registering at specific locations through the appropriate functionality of the social network.

In this case, the words will be present in the posts published by the user [person's name] is here [place name]. This way, you can easily know where the person of your interest is.

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