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Facebook Launched the “Find Wi-Fi” feature globally

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Facebook Launched the “Find Wi-Fi” feature globally
Facebook has expanded its "Find Wi-Fi" feature globally on both iOS and Android devices for its two billion users.





The social networking giant had begun testing a "Find Wi-Fi" option last year on mobile only for iOS users in select countries.

"We're beginning to roll out 'Find Wi-Fi' everywhere in the world on iPhone and Android. We launched it 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," Alex Himel, Engineering Director at Facebook, wrote in a blog post late Friday.





"'Find Wi-Fi' helps users 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," the post added.

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.

Users can then browse the closest available hotspots on a map, and learn more about the businesses hosting them.

Besides being a handy addition that helps Facebook’s now 2 billion monthly users stay connected to the network and spend more time in its app – something that directly impacts Facebook’s bottom line – the tool also serves as another way to discover local businesses. That means users might start turning to Facebook to find the closest coffee shop with Wi-Fi, instead of Google Maps.

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