Social media giant Facebook has started rolling out “ Find Wi-Fi ” feature everywhere in the world on iPhone and Android.
Find Wi-Fi helps locate available Wi-Fi hot spots nearby that businesses have shared with Facebook from their Page. Thus, wherever you are, you can easily map the closest connections when your data connection is weak.
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.
The company launched “Find Wi-Fi” in select countries last year and found out that the feature is not only helpful for people who are traveling or on-the-go, but especially useful in areas where cellular data is scarce.
The company has also unveiled v1.1 of Discover which enables people to browse and find bots and businesses in Messenger meaning users might start shifting to Facebook to find the closest coffee shop with Wi-Fi, instead of Google Maps.
The new feature is starting to roll out first for the people in the US.
The social network now has over two billion monthly active users on its platform – up from 1.94 billion total that the company announced during its recent earnings report in May.
Each day, more than 175 million people share a Love reaction, and on average, over 800 million people like something on Facebook. More than one billion people use Groups every month.
Recently, at the Facebook Communities Summit, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave the social network a new mission — to bring the world closer together.