Called "People Sense", the app will help you pull up directions to a friend's whereabouts and message or call them to let them know that you are on the way, PC Magazine reported.

This is how it works. Start off with a map that shows you where all of your friends are around a given location. When you go to look up a specific contact, you get to know where your friend is, when he or she was last seen and what his or her status currently is. You can call or message your friend via little icons at the app's bottom.

The app is like Apple's "Find My Friends" that displays friends as roving markers inching through the streets.

No launch date has been set for "People Sense" yet but a video review of the app, provided by Microsoft Place, shows an already robust set of features at work.