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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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  • 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?!

  • Thomas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please restore the friends feature. Not everyone has or wants Facebook.

  • Robert Moore commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have stopped using Facebook a few years ago and I'm not going back only to suit some EU regulation. I have started to use Google maps location sharing to see my wife on her trip home. Great when planning meals or going to dinner.
    I use waze as a kind of radar for traffic accidents or avoiding standstill traffic, Etcetera.
    A strange situation because Google owns Waze. If Waze doesn't become "Google-centric" they, that is to say, the Israel based Waze will become a burden to non-European users.

  • JMS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is bonkers. I use Waze for all my roadtrips but ditched facebook long ago due to privacy concerns. Imagine my surprise when my best friend traveling in from out of state sends me his trip and I'm unable to view his drive. So I check my waze friends and find it replaced with a Facebook login???

    Even when I used facebook, I refused to link it or use it to log into other services. Now to have the app crippled because I don't use a social media platform (one that's not even Google's) is just insane.

    Please restore the basic functionality that made this app useful because as it is, I consider it thoroughly broken.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    About Friends feature.

    Well, there is nothing important about me that word need to know, so I don't have FB. And it is most likely that I won't have FB for a very long time.
    Sharing my trip progress to a date/meeting or vacation with my date or with my friends in another car is a very very useful. Sharing my lonely rides with my family just to know that I'm safe is a good practice too. Knowing that my family is safe is priceless. I cant force every person in the world to open a FB account just for this.
    Please, let us have Waze friends that are not FB users.

  • FB Hater commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How is this not fixed? I like Waze, I passionately hate Facebook, and the forced connection makes me like Waze much, much less. It's like having a friend who is dating a horrible person, and they refuse to go out without bringing along the jerk, except in this case, the friend is an abusive thief and you know they are coming along just to try to steal from you. If you want your app to get wider adoption, and improve by getting broader user input, please let us choose how we connect with our friends.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I was big into ways a while back, just got a new phone and mount for my car and thought I'd get back into it. At one point I even put two roads and a parking lot on the map. I loaded it on my new phone and logged in all my points and everything looks great. then Facebook popped up, I immediately close the app and uninstalled it, what happened.

  • J H commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I could have more people use waze more often (ad revenue for waze) if this feature were turned back on.

  • Blowme Waze commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Absolutely ridiculous. Maybe waze can understand that nobody trusts Facebook after all that was revealed about the data breaches.
    Change it back. One app has nothing to do with the other!

  • Stephen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I cant believe this is still an issue. Soooo many people have complained about this.

    The feature used to be there to add users based on their waze login. Now only facebook available. What a joke!!!! None of the contacts I connected with have facebook.

    Add the feature back please.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is not good! I carpool and the person I need to connect with doesn’t do Facebook and has no intentions of doing so. Now I have no idea where he is other than when he initially sends me his ETA. This SUCKS. We are now searching for a diff app to use.

  • Dan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    💯 Could not believe my only option was Facebook friends. Pretty solid app overall, but not this bit.

  • Warlop Rembert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree totally, loose functionality or be forced to use Facebook? No thank you. Waze is an excellent navigator, but this is a big downgrade. Like many Waze - users, I don't have facebook and refuse to have it. Like more than this group, I have friends outside facebook that I want to share a drive with occasionally also.


  • Brandon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Google...retire Waze or incorporate it into Google maps. Facebook does not need to know where I am all of the time

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