Called ‘Find wi-fi’ it shows users a map with the nearest access facebook dating app mapped. Once activated, the feature automatically detects places with free Wi-Fi nearby.
By Mark Prigg For Dailymail. It could be the answer to many user’s prayers. 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. We launched Find Wi-Fi 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.
Find Wi-Fi helps you 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. Once activated, the feature automatically detects places with free Wi-Fi near the user’s location and marks them on their map. Id”:”460596372057180722″,”descr”:”Facebook ‘Find Wi-Fi’ expands globally for those looking to connect in cellular dead zones. Facebook recently began asking Pages associated with business, such as supermarkets and hotels, to list all of the Wi-Fi hotspots at their physical addresses.
This public information will likely lay the groundwork for the location data that the new feature will draw from. Facebook’s push to improve its Live feature may be behind the new service. The inclusion seems an obvious fit for a network that’s pushing Facebook Live harder than ever,’ it says. The trial is for a new mobile feature that allows users to search for free Wi-Fi hot spots by marking their locations on a map. Without a strong internet connection, people have pretty shoddy results when trying to film live video. The more nearby locations Facebook can point you to, the better the quality of real-time information sharing, news, and viral-esque video content becomes. The location data it uses is based on public suggestions from Pages and Places.
The feature may suffer from inaccurate results. It’s everything Facebook wants from its Live feature. Facebook also said today it was changing the computer algorithm behind its News Feed to limit the reach of people known to frequently blast out links to clickbait stories, sensationalist websites and misinformation. Facebook said the change would reduce the influence of a ‘tiny group’ of people it has identified who share vast amounts of low-quality public posts daily. 1 percent of people who share more than 50 posts a day would be affected. The change would affect only links shared by those people, not their photos or other posts, the company said.