Facebook Friends Can Now Track Your Location For A Whole Hour
In today's batch of technology news that will have you thinking about throwing your phone out the window and living like a nineteenth century monk, it's now easier than ever for your Facebook friends to keep a track on your location.
In an update that will leave you feeling seriously conflicted about social media, Facebook are rolling out a feature that will enable users to share exactly where they are with certain friends, and allow themselves to be followed for sixty minutes.
According to Engadget, the feature is basically a real-life Marauders Map, with specific friends being authorised to keep track on the little dot - which represents you, moving about on their map. Hmm.
Although there are certain instances where it might be handy for friends to keep a tracker on you (eg. if you're travelling home solo on a night out) the update does raise *some* concerns about privacy.
Thankfully, it's super easy to take control of the location-sharing feature, with a clock icon on the side of the app displaying how much location sharing time you have left. Handy, right?
Besides which, if you fancy being completely elusive and going off the grid entirely, it isn't compulsary for you share your location in the first place.
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