Facebook expands ‘Find Wi-Fi’ feature globally

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San Francisco, July 1 (IANS) 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 travelling 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.

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“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.



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