Facebook Kills New 'Find Friends Nearby' Feature

Facebook was stealth testing a new 'Find Friends Nearby' feature over the weekend that would show Facebook users who were around you — think Find My Friends on iOS — but it has now pulled the feature completely.

The service was admittedly half-baked; there was no official announcement about the Find Friends Nearby, and when we tried playing around with it on our phones, we found nobody near us. Facebook told Wired that Find Friends Nearby wasn't actually intended to launch. Specifically Facebook said:

"This wasn't a formal release — this was just something that a few engineers were testing. With all tests, some get released as full products, others don't. Nothing more to say on this for now, but we'll communicate to everyone when there is something to say."

Looks like we'll have to wait a little bit longer to creep on Facebook users in our vicinity. [Wired]

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