Source Pravda.Ru

Facebook and Twitter Ready Location-Based Services

The world's largest social networking sites Facebook and Twitter are preparing to flip the switch on features that will allow you to share your location with your friends at any time. Facebook is reportedly revving up to introduce the feature, while Twitter is ready to enable the changes on its site any moment now, PC World reported.

Facebook will add friend location information starting next month, according to a report in The New York Times. To be introduced at the F8 developer conference in April, Facebook status geolocation will enable you to share with your friends the location from where you submitted your update.

There are over 400 million Facebook users, and around 100 million of them update their status from mobile devices such as smartphones. In this context, location information attached to your status would enable the social network to target small business advertisers.

Facebook isn’t the only social network that plans to try this geolocation feature out as Twitter has the very same intentions. Twitter currently holds a record of about 50 million tweets per day! If you are currently a Twitter user and use a third party client, then you already have the ability to use this feature and share your geological location when posting your daily tweets; however, the Twitter website doesn’t have it enabled.

Facebook revealed their intentions yesterday and shortly thereafter, Twitter enabled the geolocation status feature, but then disabled just as quickly. Twitter is ready to launch this feature, as opposed to a few minor final details, and plans to launch this status feature this Friday at the SXSW conference, Top Tech Reviews informs.