Free Wi-Fi! Yes, you read that right! Facebook is now launching a new feature named “Find Wi-Fi” with the help of which you can connect to the nearest Wi-Fi for free. This feature can be accessed anywhere in the world. The test version was launched in the month of November 2016 and now it is available for all the Facebook users. You can find this feature under the Find Wi-Fi tab listed in the “More” tab.
You need to turn it on in order to see the list of nearest Wi-Fi hotspots along with the information about the businesses hosting them, the name of those networks and the type of the place, respectively. To access this additional information, all you have to do is browse them on the map. This feature would be of great advantage for the people in emerging markets or some specific places where mobile data is really slow or expensive. This would also help to save heavy roaming charges you have to pay while travelling to your favorite global destinations. In addition, you can also go for intensive features like broadcasting through Facebook live without sacrificing much of your mobile data.
The idea of providing free Wi-Fi is not a new. The renowned company Cisco in its pilot program offered the same two years ago. But, Facebook is letting a number of businesses register their hotspots under the Find Wi-Fi menu section in the Facebook mobile application. Soon after its launch, the feature has become very popular for both iPhone and Android smartphone users.
As you turn on the Find Wi-Fi feature, it will automatically turn on the location history of your Facebook account. This would then help the Facebook to sell targeted ads based on the specific location. So, wherever you are, simply log in to your Facebook account, find the closest Wi-Fi connections and enjoy free internet browsing and more.
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