Ok, so we know all our phones can “find” Wi-Fi nearby but what if you’re looking for Wi-Fi in a particular area, somewhere further away than the couple of metres that your phone can detect? Well, as of now Facebook has the answer.
‘Find Wi-Fi’ is the latest Facebook feature to launch on a global scale. It allows you to find venues that provide public and free Wi-Fi. It works like this:
If a business has indicated on their page that they provide Wi-Fi, that business will be added to the Find Wi-Fi map. Regular Facebook users are then able to find out more about the business and then travel there if they so choose.
With the feature now being available globally, all Android and iPhone users can utilise the feature as part of the Facebook app on their phone.
To find Wi-Fi hotspots on Facebook from your phone:
> open your Facebook app
> tap on the menu tab
> then tap “Find Wi-Fi.”
> Once in the ‘Find Wi-Fi’ tab you may need to ‘enable it’ at the first go.
You can then browse the closest available hotspots on a map, and learn more about the businesses hosting them!
If words aren’t your thing, you can check out a step by step video below:
Obviously the tool is awesome for when you are travelling in a foreign land, so you can avoid those bankrupting roaming fees while posting those sweet travel-envy inducing selfies.
With Nic Andersen