Find the Location of Friends with Facebook Messenger and Get Directions to Them with iPhone 6
Edited by Grimm, Alexander Avdeev
You're watching VisiHow! This is a tutorial on how we can find our friends' locations and even get driving directions to meet them with 'Facebook Messenger' on the iPhone 6.
A single press on the 'Home' button will take us to the 'Lock' screen.
Alternatively, we can press the 'Lock' button located on top, and that does the same thing.
We swipe across the screen.
That will do one of two things. It may take us directly into our phone.
Alternatively, if we have a password security set, we'll be on the 'Lock' screen where we need to enter our passcode, type in a password, or tap the 'Home' button with one of the fingers.
This will directly take us into our phone.
Anytime we have an application that we frequently use, it is recommended to place it on the 'Home' screen.
'Messenger' is an application which most people use all of the time, because a lot of people have 'Facebook' accounts.
We have to find the icon.
It is a blue chat bubble with a lightning bolt. We do not need to have 'Facebook' to use this, but we have to have the 'Messenger' application in order to message people.
Tap the 'Messenger' icon.
One tap will take us into the actual application itself. In the example, we are looking for a message from Chloe.
Tap on the message.
All the conversation between us and the other participant will be visible. In this example, the person asks us to check out a restaurant that she has found.
Tap the message from the person.
There will be a map with a pin.
If we want to get driving directions, we tap the map.
We can select 'View in Maps', 'Get Directions', or 'Cancel'.
We tap 'Get Directions' to see how to get to the location.
The first thing that is visible is our personal location on the map, and we might get no driving directions under the 'Drive' section.
If no driving directions are found, we tap 'Walk' to see if the Apple application will get us walking directions.
There might be no walking directions either.
If no directions are found at all, we tap 'Apps'.
We can tap 'Route' on other installed map applications.
In this example, 'Route' next to 'Google Maps' is tapped as the application has already been installed. 'Google Maps' is going to tell us how to get from my location to the location of the chat partner. Directions to the destination will now appear. It will also show how far it is and how long will it take to get there by car. In this example, it is 8 minutes without traffic to get to Chloe, and 9 or 10 minutes by alternate routes. The shortest route is 3.2 kilometers, there are 3.5 and 3.9 too.
We can also choose bus routes by tapping the bus icon on top.
In this example, bus 59 will take us there. The travel time is 23, 24, 21, or 25 minutes for various bus routes.
Alternatively, we can tap the little walking guy icon on top to find a route for a walk.
In this example, it is about a 40-minute walk. The distance is 3.2 kilometers. The time value might be too high if we tend to walk very fast. However, this is how we get to our friend's location.
We tap the car icon to get driving directions.
It may more or less match the walking directions.
We can tap 'OPTIONS' above the map.
We can choose to avoid tolls, ferries, and highways.
We tap the back arrow to go to the route options.
We pull the map down to update it.
In this example, there are no highways in these driving directions.
We tap the bus icon.
In this example, there are no highways again.
We tap the little walking man.
In this example, there are no highways again. If we are outside of the major metropolitan area like New York, Washington, Chicago, or London, and if we want to avoid some larger roads and highways systems, then those are the options to check; and they will make our life much easier.
Tap the 'Home' button to go back to the maps section.
Tap the 'Google Maps' panel.
If we are within the 'Google Maps' application, and there is a problem with our maps not refreshing, then simply tap twice the two arrows that switch our point of origin and our destination.
This will almost always fix it. Otherwise, close the map application and restart it.
We'll finish up this wonderful tutorial on how you can use 'Facebook Messenger' to get directions to your friends and meet up with them with the iPhone 6. Thank you very much for choosing VisiHow! I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial. We will look forward to helping you with any problems you may have. Once again, thanks! You've been watching VisiHow! This is Henry, and I would love to hear back from you! Cheers! Bye-bye!
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