Facebook Offers “Wi-Fi Search” To All Its Users Around The World

Jul

2

2017

Facebook has launched one of the most popular new features to be implemented, designed to help mobile users find nearby free Wi-Fi networks.

Last year, the company began testing Wi-Fi on mobile phones to highlight the location of free and nearby public Wi-Fi networks. At that time, the option was only available to IOS users in specific countries.

After the end of the trial phase, Facebook announced yesterday that users of its social network around the world on both Android and iOS will soon have access to the “search for Wi-Fi”, which comes to help users to connect to the Internet while traveling, Especially in places where cellular coverage is rare.

Such a feature is thought to be very useful for Facebook users in emerging markets, because users often have limited data subscriptions, and cellular coverage is generally sporadic.

The new feature can be found under the “More” tab in the Facebook mobile app. Once you click the “Search for Wi-Fi” option, the application displays a map showing the nearest hot spots as well as details about the companies that provide them.

In addition to being a useful addition to help Facebook users over 2 billion active users per month stay online and spend more time on the application, something that directly affects the success of the company, it is also a tool that comes as another way to discover local businesses. This means that users may start to switch to Facebook to find the nearest café with free Wi-Fi, instead of Google Maps.

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