Facebook began rolling out a Find Wi-Fi feature designed for everyone and everywhere in the world using an iPhone or Android. The new feature was available in a handful of countries last year and was found to be helpful for people traveling or on-the-go and especially in areas where cellular data is scarce.
The Find Wi-Fi feature will help users locate available Wi-Fi hot spots nearby that businesses have shared with Facebook from their Page. So wherever you are, you will be able to easily map the closest connections when your data connection is weak.
Here’s how to find Wi-Fi hotspots:
- Open your Facebook app
- Click on the “More” tab and then “Find Wi-Fi”
- 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
It’s important to note, make sure you only share data over SSL connections (meaning “https” is in the URL) to avoid the possibility getting hacked.
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