Facebook Testing ‘Send a Wave’ Feature Within Nearby Friends

Poke + Nearby Friends = Send a Wave?

Poke + Nearby Friends = Send a Wave?

Reader Matteo Gamba shared the screenshot below with SocialTimes, in which the Poke-like Send a Wave feature was added to his Nearby Friends section, and a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to SocialTimes that Send a Wave is a new feature the social network is testing, adding:

We are testing a new feature within Nearby Friends allowing people to send their friends a waving hand emoji to say hello and help them meet up. This is meant to give people more ways to express themselves and help friends interact with one another in new fun and lightweight ways.

Readers: Would you like to see Facebook roll this feature out?


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