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Add friends without facebook

Why am I forced to use facebook in order to add friends to Waze?? I don't use facebook, 75% of the world's population does not use facebook at all (and more with every day). Is keeping fb afloat Waze's most important purpose?
Anyway, I don't want facebook friends on Waze, I want Waze friends on Waze and facebook friends on facebook, don't try to mix a driving app with a social network.

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  • PROX1MO commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I completely agree with any one here and i do not understand why you don't listen waze team.
    How come only Facebook login and no Google login in app. Why only Facebook contacts not waze contacts. I would like to add few real contacts not hundred imaginary ones. How about if we don't have it don't use FB. Are they paying you or you don't our contacts?
    Please take measures or explain yourself.
    We deserve that!

  • TGYAPA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please restore ETA sharing among non-FB contacts. Do not force FB on people. There is an increasing number of apps with traffic/police/accident monitoring feature available, so not too many things keep non-FB Waze users back from uninstalling Waze and changing to another app.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My FB friend are not real friend and not people that I drive to or comes to my place. Please fix..

  • Michael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Only FB friends...really? How much are they forking over for you to limit friends just to their platform? Sad really. Uninstalled and moving on...

  • Alfie Wu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Contact on phones are nearby thus can share drive etc. FB? Are they really friends? Nope! I've seen someone with over 3K so called FB friends but then she doesn't know even two third of these people. 'nuff said

  • Chuckles commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you have linked your contacts to Waze, you can share your route and location enroute with anyone in your contact book. I am not sure, but I think all they need is to have Waze installed on their phone. They get a text with a link that opens Waze.

  • Chuckles commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you have linked your contacts to Waze, you can share your route with anyone in your contact book. I am not sure, but I think all they need is to have Waze installed on their phone. They get a text with a link that opens Waze.

  • Edo S commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can't believe this is still an issue!

    My current account is 6 years old, but I've been using the app since late 2009 and knew a couple of programmers who left where I worked to be part of Waze.

    I thought when Google bought them, FB support would stop being the only way to connect friends. Then when everybody deleted FB I was sure it would happen. Now it's 2019 and this is an embarrassment. Yalla! What's the hold up?

  • Damien commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a great app. The thing that would put it over the top is being able to add friends. Not connect to Facebook for even more info to be shared across companies. It's crazy not to have the feature. You could do it in so many ways and it would even increase the user base.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Want to add friends but no facebook. . Bummer... plz make it so we dont have to use face book to keep up with family and friends

  • Nathan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've never used Facebook and never will, especially with all the negative news about it lately. Why has Waze deleted all my friends and will not let me share driving information with friends and family? That used to be one of the most important features. But Facebook? Really? Why, Waze? Listen to your user base and divorce yourself from Facebook, please.

  • WazeGO commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Really??? what is the point and why change it if it was working perfectly? Waze you should listen to your customers and let us add friends without having to use a FB account.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree, I don't want facebook having complete access, or waze posting "Tom is driving, see where!" to my wall or whatever it wants to do. Wife and I thought drive sharing was busted somehow until I found she wasn't a contact anymore and there was no way to add her!

  • David Nicholls commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Let me add friends without Facebook. Will not ever use Facebook as it's awful. Please allow us to have friends without Facebook

  • Richard Zeren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just want to navigate to my iOS Contact's homes and business by reaching for their name in my Contacts. I guess it's back to MAPS (ugh)

  • Fifth313ment commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Me and my wife use to use this app everyday to make sure we both got to and from work and with friends now and then to plan trips. Now I can't even view anything without having a Facebook account, which I've never had EVER! I don't want a Facebook account and I don't want the app limited to those who do. Facebook is dropping users by the day and this is BS. The Waze team keeps citing some law change in the EU for this change but this is BS, many have pointed it out and I won't reiterate what has been said but it's unnecessary so have only Facebook account and do away with the original Waze accounts. Google maps is now what we use as it has many of the old Waze features and Google maps is now getting police and accident reporting in a few months. Bit Waze was once great, no longer as everyone can tell. Forcing carpool notices and ads on us. Forcing car type, taxi, Uber, motorcycle 247 on us etc, it's like Google has the whole Waze division smoking hash. Google has made Waze obsolete for us but I just want those reporting features! Oh and Waze how can Google maps see my locations and share locations but your app can't? Oh wait you're not getting your Facebook cut money right?!

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