Being able to use Facebook to find WiFi while traveling can really come in handy. Whether it’s making plans or problem solving in a pinch, here’s a look at how to use this nifty tool.
Facebook’s mobile app has evolved into a Swiss Army Knife of mobile communication. One of its latest and most useful tools is a built-in location-based WiFi finder.
It allows users to see locations of free and public wifi hotspots and their locations on a map.
How to Use Facebook to Find WiFi
Where to find it
The Find WiFi feature is located in the hamburger menu in the mobile app. Once you find it, you can turn the setting on and the app will detect nearby places with an access point.
If you don’t already have your Facebook app’s location settings set to “Always,” you’ll need to make that change for the feature to work.
You can also look at available locations on a list, in addition to the map. The list conveniently shows how far of a walk each location is.
Also note that while public WiFi is always a welcome addition, it’s important to protect yourself and data when accessing a public network.
The tool is one of many in the app. Like many other features, Facebook released it as a test. A few months later, the tool was fully implemented. It comes alongside other features, including city guides, fundraisers, and weather.
I truly hope this helped with understanding how to use Facebook to find WiFi. Have you used Facebook’s Find WiFi mobile app feature? Share your experience in the comments.
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