According to 9to5Mac, Facebook is suspending numerous features that monitored your real-time location, including Nearby Friends, weather warnings, location history, and background location. Facebook says it will stop collecting data linked with these features on May 31st and will destroy all saved data on August 1st, according to a message given to those who have previously used the service.
The Verge received confirmation from Facebook parent company Meta. “While we’re deprecating several location-based products on Facebook due to low usage,” Facebook spokesperson Emil Vazquez said in an emailed statement. “People may still utilise Location Services to customise how their location information is gathered and used.”