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.
Please restore the friends feature. Not everyone has or wants Facebook.
Robert Moore commented
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.
Jordan Bryan commented
I don’t have or want a Facebook account, please fix this.
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.
Facebook must be paying them a lot of money
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
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.
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
I could have more people use waze more often (ad revenue for waze) if this feature were turned back on.
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.
Jen Beaven commented
I'd like to even be able to add friends AT ALL. so far all I get are six fb friends i rarely see, no option to add others. my husband is on fb and waze and is my fb friend but waze does not allow me to add him as a friend in any way. He has me as a waze friend and can send etas but i have to find him in my contacts every time to send a notification.
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.
You can connect to my contacts - I can see that when I want to send ETA. Please all me to connect with other wazers without forcing me to give you all of my facebook friends. That's never going to happen.
Google...retire Waze or incorporate it into Google maps. Facebook does not need to know where I am all of the time
Allow friends tone added (and restore those that were removed) without having to use. Facebook.
Don’t know who thought this one up, but it’s a lamebrain idea. Please go back to the way it was
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.