The end of hunting for wifi: Facebook's app to show nearby networks
Facebook has launched a new feature in its main app platform to help people find free and public WiFi near to them. Facebook Find WiFi is already rolled out worldwide that lists the free WiFi hot-spot near you, to connect to the internet.
Facebook launched Find Wi-Fi in a handful of countries last year and found it's not only helpful for people who are traveling or on-the-go, but especially useful in areas where cellular data is scarce.'
Find Wi-Fi helps you locate available Wi-Fi hot spots nearby that businesses have shared with Facebook from their Page.
So wherever you are, you can easily map the closest connections when your data connection is weak.
Once activated, the feature automatically detects places with free Wi-Fi near the user's location and marks them on their map.
HOW IT WORKS
- To find Wi-Fi hotspots, open your Facebook app, click on the 'More' tab and then 'Find Wi-Fi.'
- Once in the 'Find Wi-Fi' tab you may need to turn it on.
- You can then browse the closest available hotspots on a map, and learn more about the businesses hosting them.