Fetch Friends is a free app that allows the user to share their geographical location with friends and family. Available for Android, the service uses the data collected by the device's GPS to indicate the position of contacts added to your friendship circle on a navigation map. The ideal platform for those who want to be connected in real time with their favorite people.
In addition to a messaging tool for chatting with one person or everyone within your connection group, the finder also has an emergency help alert. In the following tutorial, check out the walkthrough of using Fetch Friends. The procedure was performed on a Lenovo K6 with Android 7 (Nougat) system.
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Step 1. Install the Search Friends app on your device. When it opens, select Next on the home screen, then enter your mobile number and proceed;
Register your phone on Search Friends Photo: Reproduo / Athus Silveira
Step 2. Set your password and tap Next and enter your email to proceed with registration;
Create a password and add your email address on Search Friends Photo: Reproduo / Athus Silveira
Step 3. Fill in your name and, if you wish, add a photo to your profile. It will be displayed on the navigation map of the app. If you have been invited to join the app, enter the code you received to already join the circle of the person who invited you. If this is not the case, start a new circle to proceed with registration;
Set up your profile and start a Circle on Fetch Friends Photo: Reproduction / Athus Silveira
Step 4. With the first circle created, the user has the option to invite new contacts by sharing the invitation code. By selecting "Send Code", the sequence indicated by the app can be shared on social networks like Facebook and Instagram or on chat apps like WhatsApp;
Send your Search Friends album to add contacts Photo: Reproduction / Athus Silveira
Step 5. From the Search Friends main screen, go to the menu, represented by three lines in the upper left corner of the screen, and go to "Places" to save your favorite places and be notified when your friends or family arrive or depart;
Save your favorite places on Search Friends Photo: Reproduo / Athus Silveira
Step 6. To create a new circle or join an existing one, simply go to the menu and choose the desired option. Soon after, enter the received code. Then the location of the circle members will be displayed on the map;
See where all your connections are from Search Friends Photo: Reproduction / Athus Silveira
Step 7. You can also chat with friends or family members who are part of your circles. To do this, go to "Messages" in the menu, touch the "+" symbol in the bottom left corner. Another option is to enter the contact profile displayed on the map and select the balloon icon in the upper corner to open the message screen;
The Search Friends app lets you send messages to your contacts Photo: Reproduction / Athus Silveira
Step 8. You can also set up a help notification for an emergency situation. s access "Help Alert" from the menu. Then add emergency contacts to receive your location in case of an incident.
The Find Friends help alert sends your location to selected emergency contacts Photo: Reproduction / Athus Silveira
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