Need an easy way to add that IRL bud to your friends list to solidify friendship max level? Well, you’ve come to the right place, my friend.
You’re now able to add friends! That are nearby! When you go to Add Friend you’ll see the new Nearby Friends section. On iOS, this will look like…
On Android, this will look like...
We wanted to give you a frictionless start to your new friendship, so this feature will work if you’re on iOS and your new pal is on Android. No immediate fighting on which is superior required.
For Android users you will be prompted to allow this permission when first using this feature.
This feature utilizes Bluetooth, Ultrasonic Audio, and Wifi to find those that are close to you. Learn more about the tech here.
You both will have to be on the Nearby Friends page in order to see each other. This feature will automatically turn off once you leave the page. Keep in mind the range of this feature is roughly 30 feet, or 10 meters, or 0.0049 nautical miles.
When working properly you’ll see your new sidekicks populate!