Facebook Rolls Out WiFi Finder

Facebook recently began the roll out of a new service which allows users to search for any Wi-Fi hotspot in any country.

In a statement, Facebook’s Engineering Director Alex Himel said they launched the service last year.

“We’re beginning to roll out Find Wi-Fi everywhere in the world on iPhone and Android. 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,” he said.

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Find Wi-Fi helps users to businesses that would have been shared with Facebook on their pages.

“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,” said Himel.

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.

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