Facebook ‘Find Wi-Fi’ Goes Global

Facebook is rolling out a feature that should help you stay connected when you’re on the go. Facebook launched Find Wi-Fi in a handful of countries last year, and now the tool is going global. As its name suggests, Find Wi-Fi helps you locate available Wi-Fi hotspots nearby.

Facebook is now rolling out Find Wi-Fi everywhere on iPhone and Android. In a blog post, Facebook Engineering Director Alex Himel said users with access to the feature have found it helpful when traveling, and especially when they’re in areas where cell data is scarce.

To check it out, just open the Facebook app, click on the “More” tab and then select “Find Wi-Fi.” Once you turn it on, you’ll be able to browse the closest available hotspots on a map.

If you’re traveling, you can make note of those places, so you’ll know exactly where to go to get Wi-Fi, instead of having to wander around a foreign city aimless.

Meanwhile, Facebook also announced a small tweak intended to reduce low-quality links you see in your News Feed. Facebook will now deprioritize the links from these sources, so you’re less like to see them when you visit the service.

The company also recently rolled out new policies, backed by artificial intelligence algorithms, that will sniff out and remove from News Feeds links to sites with annoying and misleading ads.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/05/facebook-find-wi-fi-goes-global.html