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.
Blowme Waze commented
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!
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.
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.
💯 Could not believe my only option was Facebook friends. Pretty solid app overall, but not this bit.
Warlop Rembert commented
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.
Google...retire Waze or incorporate it into Google maps. Facebook does not need to know where I am all of the time
Forcing Facebook on people is ridiculous. We already put up with ads, and the user community builds the maps for waze. So it isn’t truly a free app, and when it’s owned by a behemoth like Google, there’s no need to sell out users’ privacy to FB for a little extra revenue. We share our location and speed to make Waze what it is. No other information about us is your business or Facebook’s.
This is absolute crap. The feature isn't a hard thing to keep working. Uber does it easily. I can send my drive to anyone on my contacts list and it will even show me real time updates!
Why can't Waze? Why has a feature that was heavily used depreciated instead of fixed?
Why was no announcement about it made? Why have none of the forum posts about it gotten a reply from the developers explaining what is going on?
THIS IS BULLSHIT.
Minister Carole commented
Carole Rothe Lilly Waze I need to share my ride with friends that are NOT ON FACEBOOK! Please fix this!!!! When I signed up for Waze, my friend, NOT ON FACEBOOK, hooked me up and we were able to travel together, now we cannot use this feature... cannot even send a message by Waze text anymore... this is counter intuitive, if you want more people using this App you need to make it available to more people, not less people! I have several stalkers on FaceBook who are always trying to catch me, now I can't use Waze because you want FB people to know where I am traveling... I have over 700 friends, why to they need to know where I am??? Do you want me to be found DEAD??? Please add back the feature to use NON FB contacts that I can send by Waze text to share my drive that will not hunt me down and kill me...
Don Morgan commented
Agree 100% Every time a free app gets taken over and "monetized" this happens. I don't understand why you would take popular functionality and remove it without explanation. This is one the fantastic features of Waze. All you did was make the product less useful.
Any feedback from Waze tam on that request/complaint?
Mike D commented
Agree 100%. Don't have Facebook, still have friends.
Mark Hudkins commented
Please fix the share my drive feature. I use this to look out for my wife on her drive home.
I don't have Facebook, and don't intend on getting it. I preferred the old way of sharing my trips.
I want to have Waze friends without giving Waze access to my Facebook or all of my contacts. If you wonder why, and have been living in a cave, google "Cambridge Analytica".
This was a stupid move
It’s not rocket science, just put it back the way it was. Not a Facebook user and never will be.
Waze was always about community, friends in ither words. Why oh why have you removed this. I can't share a journey with a mate, can't follow my wifes progress home (so i can start dinner), can't beep beep a mate when they are online. All this adds up to a f**k you to "community". TEll me why i should keep using waze?
of course !!!
YES we want it to !!
as in the past or better .. to give us the ability to have facebook friends / twitter friends / friends from contacts ... OR All together at the same time !!!!
i had a lot of wazers-friends before and now just 4-5 ....
I thought waze was owned by google and google promotes an open architecture, why force me to use facebook and not let me add friends from my contact list?