Facebook launches feature to help you find WiFi worldwide

Users may press the 'Find WiFi' icon to use the feature under the "More" tab of the app


Tech Desk July 02, 2017
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Facebook's prominent "Find WiFi" feature that it had been testing, is now being launched globally, allowing users to locate WiFi hotspots through its app.

The feature, already rolled out in a few counties as part of its testing phase, helps serve travellers and people using their phones in areas with poor coverage.

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"Wherever you are, you can easily map the closest connections when your data connection is weak," Facebook stated.



Businesses need to offer their service to allow Facebook's database to allow it to be accessed meaning  it's not quite the last word in where you can or can't find internet access, but it certainly is a step.

You will also get details of opening hours, so you can avoid places that have shut up for the day.

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Found under the "More" tab in the Facebook app, users may press the "Find WiFi", icon to use the feature.

The rollout of the feature began on Friday.

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