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Facebook's latest feature lets you spot free Wi-Fi

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published : Nov 23, 2016, 2:20 pm IST
Updated : Nov 23, 2016, 2:20 pm IST

This feature is available to a very small number of mobile app users.

No information regarding when the ‘Find Wi-Fi’ feature will officially be available for all users has been shared yet.
 No information regarding when the ‘Find Wi-Fi’ feature will officially be available for all users has been shared yet.

Social networking giant Facebook is reportedly testing a new feature that will help users find a free Wi-Fi hotspot nearby. This feature is currently available on the app to a limited number of iOS users.

According to a report, the new feature is listed under the menu option of the Facebook app as ‘Find Wi-Fi.’ There is also an option for users to set the location access feature on the app to ‘always’ so that the feature is able to notify the users regarding free Wi-Fi at all times.

 

News agency Next Web claims that the company has even started requesting Pages to list Wi-Fi locations at their physical addresses recently. This explains where Facebook plans on sourcing its free Wi-Fi list from.

No information regarding when the ‘Find Wi-Fi’ feature will officially be available for all users has been shared yet. Facebook has rolled out similar features to offer free Wi-Fi previously as well. In 2012, Facebook rolled out the Facebook check-in feature will granted users free internet access if they do a Facebook check-in.

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