Helping your friends meet offline has been a huge missed chance for Facebook because Facebook Nearby Friends never quite got popular among masses. The firm is not the only one grappling with “The quest to cure aloneness.” Glympse, Foursquare Swarm, Google Maps’ real-time coordinate-sharing option, and Apple’s Find My Friends have all been unsuccessful to turn into a ubiquitous standard.
But in 2018, Snapchat rolled out a different idea on the basis of its largest acquirement ever (French app Zenly) rolling out Snap Map. Now Facebook is experimenting on a noteworthy redesign of Nearby Friends that seems to be a lot more like Snap Map. It restores the neighborhoods’ list view. A “view list” option unlocks up the earlier home screen, although in both views you can still only see the approximate location of a friend in a city or neighborhood, not their precise location. Facebook verified to the media that it is testing a new design for Nearby Friends.
Speaking of Snap Map, earlier Snap offered its geolocation function a lot extra visual style with 2 updates. World Effects (the first big upgrade) offers color schemes and snazzy animations to the maps. On birthdays, it will send your friends and you a flare of confetti. Themed maps will also be launched for cultural events and particular holidays.
Maps that are unlocked at the time of Valentine’s Day will convert landmasses fluffy and pink. For instance, while opening the maps at the time of Halloween will disclose a more macabre color scheme. In addition to this, themes for other holiday are on the way.
Weather Effects, the other update for Snap Map, offers animations on the basis of weather where the Snapchat consumer is present. A consumer stuck outside on a specific snowy or rainy day will be capable of opening their Map, zooming in, and seeing their character stuck in the similar situation.
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