Find My Friends updated with better controls for sending notifications

Find My Friends has been updated with a new user interface for setting up location-based notifications. Alerts tell you when you or a friend arrives or departs from a given location, and with this update, you now have control over what distance from the location alerts are triggered.

To set your desired distance, open Find My Friends and go to Me, then hit Notify. Under Send My Location, choose either “When I Leave...” or “When I Arrive...” in order to select your location. Your current location will come up by default, though you can select another. The default setting is 300 ft, and cannot be made smaller, but you can make your threshold has large as you want to past that. If you’re meeting friends at a location, a restaurant, for instance, set the alert trigger for when you get to the correct street to let your friends know that you’ve arrived.

If you’re a Find My Friends user, grab the update and let us know what you think.

Joseph Keller

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