✎ Key Takes:
» You can see nearby friends on Facebook by accessing the Nearby Friends section through the Menu or Marketplace, revealing a list of friends in your vicinity who’ve enabled the feature.
» If the Nearby Friends feature shows nothing or malfunctions, check and ensure your location services are active, and troubleshoot internet connectivity problems to update the location accurately.
How to See Nearby Friends on Facebook:
You have to follow the methods below:
1. It Comes Automatically on Friend Suggestions
The Nearby Friends feature on Facebook is an opt-in feature, meaning that you and your friends must turn it on to see each other’s locations. Facebook suggests friends based on your location, mutual friends, and your activity on the platform to you as well.
So, the person near you who loves your area automatically comes to your Friend’s suggestions.
Additionally, you can see them from the “Nearby Friends” section. Click on the Three horizontal lines and select that option to see your Nearby Friends.
Once you’ve turned on the feature, you’ll be able to see friends who are near your location. Additionally, Facebook suggests friends based on your location, mutual friends, and your activity on the platform to you as well.
2. On Desktop
The Nearby Friends feature on Facebook is not currently available on the desktop version of the website. This feature is only available on the mobile app for iOS and Android devices.
However, you can still see which of your friends are online on the desktop version of the website by clicking on the chat icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
A list of friends currently online will appear, and you can click on a friend’s name to start a chat. It’s worth noting that Facebook regularly updates its features, and the Nearby Friends feature may be available on the desktop version.
3. On Facebook Lite App
On Facebook Lite App, you can see your nearby friends from the Marketplace section.
🔴 Steps To Use:
Step 1: Open the Facebook Lite app, log in to your account, and click on the Three lines from the top right corner.
Step 2: You can choose Marketplace or directly go to the section by clicking on the icon from the top right of your Facebook Lite home screen.
Step 3: Here at the top, you can see “Today’s picks” at the top, click on it, add a location and radius surrounding it, and you can see posts of your nearby friends.
Why Can’t I See Nearby Friends on Facebook:
These are the following reasons:
1. Not Available On Facebook
Suppose you cannot see a specific friend’s location on the Nearby Friends feature on Facebook. In that case, it could be because it is unavailable in all regions, so it may not be available to you or have blocked location sharing.
Additionally, the friend may have deactivated their Facebook account, or their account may have been suspended.
If your friend’s account is deactivated, you will be able to see their location on Nearby friends once they reactivate their account. If their account is suspended, you will not be able to see their profile or location.
2. There are No Friends to Show
If you’re unable to see any friends on the Nearby Friends feature on Facebook and it says “No friends to show”, it could be because:
- Your friends are not nearby, meaning there are no friends available near you whose names will show there.
- If your friends have not turned on the feature, blocked you or the location share settings, or not using Facebook, then you can not see them on the Nearby Friends section.