Facebook announced users worldwide on both iOS and Android devices will soon gain access to “Find Wi-Fi.”
Facebook is testing a new feature that help you find nearby free wireless WiFi .The company had begun testing a “Find Wi-Fi” option While ago on mobile, which pointed free, public Wi-Fi networks near you.
The company explains that is useful for those times when you are traveling, but especially so when you’re in an area where cellular data is “scarce,” it says.
it’s an even more powerful tool as users often have limited data plans, and spotty cellular coverage in general.
The feature is found under the “More” tab in the Facebook mobile app. Once you locate the “Find Wi-Fi” tab, Facebook notes you may need to turn it on. Afterwards, Facebook will display a map showing the closest hotspots, as well as details about the businesses that provide them.
Facebook recommends that you give the app permission to access your location history, claiming it’ll “allow Facebook to build a history of precise locations received through your device.”