Facebook lets family, friends track your location

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Facebook has introduced a new feature on its Messenger app that allows friends and family to track your location for an hour at a time.

The company says the feature will allow others to see how close you are while you're on the way to an appointment or a social gathering.

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Users will need to enable location tracking, and share their status with friends. The feature automatically disables itself after an hour, but users can choose to stop the location tracking as early as they want to.

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