After bringing out several changes to its Messenger app and metrics of its social media platform, Facebook has announced that it’ll be rolling out the ‘Find WiFi’ feature globally to all of its two billion-plus users.
The feature was released earlier last year in several countries in order to test its potential and since it gained traction from the users, the company is rolling out an update to its app with the Find WiFi feature.
“We launched Find Wi-Fi in a handful of countries last year and found it’s not only helpful for people who are travelling or on-the-go, but especially useful in areas where cellular data is scarce,” Facebook stated.
This in-app feature lets users find out any available WiFi hotspots shared by businesses near their current location.
How to Access Find WiFi Feature on Facebook?
Users will have to shoot up their Facebook app and access the profile menu, located beside the notifications icon on the top bar of the app.
You’ll see ‘Find Wi-Fi’ among the menu option. Clicking on it will take you to the List or Map interface of the Find WiFi feature, enlisting or displaying the option available near your location.
The available WiFi hotspots are either displayed on a map or in the form of a list. The list carries the name of the cafe, its WiFi network and operational hours and the same information in available when you select a marker on the map.
The app will also give you directions to any cafe you select on the map itself and you can also check out that business’ Facebook page.
This not only offers Facebook users free WiFi service but also gives an opportunity to its business pages to garner more exposure from the platform.
It’s not yet clear how Facebook is going to leverage this feature to gain profits, but probably this space might be utilised to serve as a platform for the company’s advertisers.