Use This New Facebook Feature To Find Free Wi-Fi Wherever You Are

The social network app has recently introduced the feature which reveals open Wi-Fi networks wherever you are.

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If you're away from home and in need for Wi-Fi, Facebook wants to help you out!

The social media giant has rolled out a new, nifty feature that allows you to search for places that have free or public internet based on your location.

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Initially made available to selected countries, the company announced on 30 June that the feature has been released to Facebook users worldwide.

"Today 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 travelling or on-the-go, but especially useful in areas where cellular data is scarce," Facebook wrote in a blog post.

In order to use the feature, you need access to data. To view available Wi-Fi hotspots in your area, tap the "More" tab in the Facebook app and scroll down to "Find Wi-Fi."

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You'll need to allow the Facebook app to access your location in order to use the feature.

When activated, a map will pop up an the feature will show which locations near you offer free Wi-Fi along with those locations' business hours and network names

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The feature works by using information that businesses have added to their business pages, so it’s not going to pull up every business near you that might have Wi-Fi available, just those that are on Facebook.

Check out the video below for a closer look at how the feature works:

Find Wi-Fi

Posted by Facebook on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Don't have a Facebook app? Head on over to iTunes or Google Playstore to download it for your respective devices.

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