Facebook seemed to be taking a step in the location-based app direction with the launch of Find Friends Nearby. But only hours after releasing the new — yet very unofficial — feature, the company reeled it back in, pulling it from its iOS and Android apps, and disabling the mobile page. The new feature initially gave Facebook users a landing page on which to find other users who were within a certain vicinity. It was yet another move indicating Facebook’s commitment to broadening its mobile experience. Read the full story at Wired.

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