Posted Apr. 17, 2014 at 2:17 p.m.

Premium Lock Like this? Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

Published: 2014-04-17 14:17:53
Updated: 2014-04-17 14:17:53

Facebook's Nearby Friends  This image provided by Facebook shows the Nearby Friends" tool. Using your smartphones GPS system, it will tell your Facebook friends _ provided they have the feature turned on _ that you are nearby. Rather than share your exact location, though, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile. (AP Photo/Facebook)

Called "Nearby Friends," Facebook's new optional tool will only be available to people who choose to turn it on. The feature uses your smartphone's GPS system to tell your Facebook friends you are nearby -- provided they have the feature turned on. Rather than share your exact location, it will only show that you are nearby, say, within half a mile....

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