Facebook Will Soon Suggest People Who Are Standing Near You As Friends


Facebook has come up with its new feature that uses sensors in your mobile phone to see those people in your nearby network and also suggest them as a friend.


fbThe patent also says that the function would be used when the first and the second user forgets for obtaining each other’s full names and the contact information.

Going ahead, it also says that the phone sensors can also spot those having silar movement patterns. The patent also says, In one embodiment, the broadcast trigger can occur when data from at least one of a gyroscope, an accelerometer, or a motion processor of the computing system indicates that the computing system is moving in a movement pattern similar to that of a source of the second wireless communication.

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The feature would be using different sensors, counting Bluetooth and NFC and also analyze the signal strength for finding the one’s present nearby.

The patent also explains how the sensors in the mobile phone can monitor the nearby people those who are using the same  ‘connection suggestion module.’


The feature can also make use of GPS and even analyze the stationery pattern, walking pattern, a walking pattern, a running pattern, or even vehicle-riding pattern to find the users. The firm says in the patent application that it hopes to avoid any ‘missed connections.’

The patent states, Under conventional approaches, when a first user wants to find a second user within a social networking service, the first user usually has the second user’s name, username, or contact information. However, in some cases, the first user may have met the second user but may not have a convenient or practical way of finding the second user. In one example, the first user and the second user meet at a gathering. The first user and the second user become acquainted and decide to connect with each other via a social networking service. During their meeting, the first user and the second user forgot to obtain each other’s full names and contact information.  Furthermore, the first user and second user do not have any mutual connections that are readily recognizable or apparent to each other. Thus, the opportunity for the first and second users to connect can be lost.”

As mentioned above, the sensors present in phones can spot people having similar movement patterns.

It would also make use of range of sensors those include Bluetooth NFC and the motiom sensors in mobile phones and even analyze the signal strength to just find out who is nearby.

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