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XING Help Centre

Here you’ll find answers to your questions, and information about XING features. You can also contact the XING Support team (available in English and German) if you need any other assistance.

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Why does the Mobile Handshake need to know where I am?

XING already has a lot of users all over the world. We use location information to limit the number of smartphones that can connect with one another in order to make it easier for users. So if you activate the Mobile Handshake in London, you will only be shown a list of members nearby rather than an exhaustive list with people from Paris or Berlin. This is why GPS needs to be activated. If you deactivate the GPS function, you won't be able to use the Mobile Handshake.