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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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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Screw Google, the real reason they changed this is for ADVERTISING dollars plain and simple. Facebook has the most advanced spying algorithms to make a nice personal profile of you and bombard you with advertisements. that's the real money people. As of today after 3 years app is getting uninstalled and all of my friends and family I have gotten to use it are going to erase it too.

  • KimD commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I do not use FB because I feel it invades my privacy. Why would I want hundreds of people to be able to track where I am every time I use the app? It should be able to be used with a small amount of friends who I trust and want to know where I am. Please fix this. FB isn't the answer.

  • Senorhondo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Don’t want to link Facebook to waze. Simply want to be able to navigate to a friends house via the app. I can do it in google maps, so why no waze. Please fux

  • Irked commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Got a new phone, tried using restore password to no avail. Waze basically forced me to create a new account, through Facebook. Now I have lost the ability to connect to any of my phone contacts, plus I lost 3 years worth of my user account. This is ridiculous - allow us to use our phone contacts to find friends. I am NOT connecting my driving habits to Facebook for reasons that should surprise no rational software design team!

  • Peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    facebook is an abomination. I do not use it. Get Waze to access my contacts without FB

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Non sense such linking between two differentiated services.
    Nevertheless, give the chance those to link whatever they want.

    NOT ME!.!

  • Mominator commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Add me in as someone who doesn't use Facebook and wants to add contacts. For some reason, only 3 of my contacts are there, and I am unable to add more. I have to share my ETA via text message.

  • Quinten Althues commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't understand it, because waze is a Google company. Why not allow people to import Google Contacts?

  • 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?

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