Facebook has rolled out a new feature for Messenger that would enable users to send their mapped locations. The users will be able to send mapped locations on Facebook, as it has now integrated Nokia Here in its app.
The new update was rolled out on Thursday for both iOS and Android users. Facebook Messenger Head of Product, Stan Chudnovsky, said, “One of the things we realized is that the way we’ve been doing location was sort of limiting.”
Mashable reported that the pinning of mapped locations is the result of months of works. Facebook has collected a lot of data on locations and this time it has brought something different for the users.
With the new Facebook Messenger upgrade, users will get the location pin. Previously, only the state or the city of the user was visible on Facebook Messenger. In order to send the location via map, the users needed to use other mapping platforms and send the location via text. With the new addition, it is not needed any further.
The integration of Nokia Here instead of Google Maps may sound weird but it is realistic. Google is concentrating more on developing its own social networking platform in order to provide the bes services to its users. In such scenario, it is expected that Google Maps will be dedicated to the same.
Facebook Messenger is evolving everyday in order to provide more information to users and derive utility from Facebook. You never know, in future, when these data may be used to provide you a cab ride from one place to another.
Just a week ago, a controversial design for Chrome, Marauder’s Map, surfaced. The nickname is derived from a magical map from the Harry Porter books. The map pulled locations from some of the messaging apps and then surfaced the whereabouts on a virtual map.