They do not leave us alone with the rumors. Facebook says again it is preparing a new in-app so you can be informed at any time about the whereabouts of your friends. The add-on, which will be directly comparable to Apple's "Find My Friends", will be able to run in the background and be automatically updated with the location of your friends. The news comes from Bloomberg, which claims to have spoken to people familiar with the matter without, of course, naming names.
"The app, scheduled for release by mid-March, is designed to help users find nearby friends and would run even when the program is not open on a handset, said one of the people who asked not to be identified because the plans is not public.
The team developing Facebook's location software is led by Peter Deng, a product director who joined Google from 2007, one person said. The group also includes engineers from Glancee, a location-tracking startup Facebook acquired in May, and Gowalla, a location-based social network whose assets were purchased in December 2011, the person said. "
It looks like this new app will help Facebook better target ads by location and user habits. Based on the fact that this is not unknown to users as they are and they are now checking in to inform their friends about where they are, they create an automated application. Certainly such information is something completely different. If it is true, such an addition will be optional and will give the user the ability to reactivate.