Add friends without using social network
It would be good to have a way of adding frineds without having to be a member of Facebook or another social network.
Added to v.3.8
Completely agree that this feature was a real differentiator from other apps and having to use social media is a mis-step from control, privacy and trust.
This was a great feature and heavily used and without it less reason to stick with Waze.
I always championed waze but will put that on hold.
Seriously? Need FB to see friends in WAZE?
You must be joking!
Reading all the below, it seems WAZE ain't listening at all
Sorry Waze, you dropped a brick there. You force us to have a FB account. I don't want FB and i surely don't want FB to be connected to Waze. You can do way better than that.
Listen to what people say. Me too don't want to rely on Facebook friends only. I want to have custom different group of people in Waze friend list. Waze listen to your users! Don't force to something people will not do anyway.
John Q Public commented
This is hideous and appalling. Waze, you should be ashamed of yourself. Forced FB integration is idiotic and completely unnecessary. Seriously... why did you do this?!?! Please revert back to your old friends functionality before you begin to lose users.
How ridiculous is that I can not add my friend from my contact.
most of my friends have'nt facebook.
Why can’t I add a friend to my Waze friends list who is already using Waze? My husband dropped off my friends list yet other people remain.
Need to add a friend from contact list not facebook. The main reason for downloading this app was to track my son. Facebook should not be the only way to add friends. Not everyone has Facebook. Disappointed!!!!!
Not a good idea to have Waze image associated to FB privacy nowadays
I have never had a FB page and don't intend to get one now. Why can't I add friends on my own. This is totally annoying.
Being able to follow my friends was why I used Waze. No reason to keep it now. I'm not going to add F/B
Completed 4 years ago, and then removed months ago... Please bring this back. One of the best uses of waze was easy sending of ETA to friends. With this feature gone, the primary reason I use waze is gone, thus I'm using it less often.
Bring back adding friends from the contact list. Don't want to connect my facebook and have all these random people in my friends' list that are irrelevant to me. Please!
Please make sure that we can add people without Facebook.
I hate Facebook.
I love Waze.
But I miss my friends now.
I never ever connect Facebook to anything.
I don't have Facebook. Why should I be required to have an account to use Waze?
Lost connection with my daughter when she's driving home from college. Never will use Facebook and resent forced social media integration. Why would you remove a feature that worked fine?
Please bring back friends by adding them through your contacts list, it's really stupid that the only way you can add friends now is through social media. Please fix this so I can come back to Waze...
Whats the point in Waze having a forum if they never answer any questions, forced to use facebook contacts its crazy, i dont want lots of people knowing when my house is empty. uninstalling now
Transporter Room commented
With the exception of “police reported ahead “ - my car does everything else… Even sends information to my friends. Why would I use Waze if I can only connect to Facebook, which I don’t use…?!?!?!
I have Facebook, But I don’t want to add it to my Facebook.. My friends don’t need to know where I’m at all the time...... Please fix this before I just delete app!!