Facebook can now provide you with weather updates as well
- Author: Ismael Montgomery Feb 11, 2017,
Feb 11, 2017, 0:46
Facebook's new app will tell you what the weather is like outside while you're obsessing over the latest on social media.
Located in the Facebook app's ever-expanding "more" menu bar, next to other tabs including "events", "pages", and "Moments", the weather feature is automatically set to your current location.
It shows the weather highs and lows, along with a more general forecast - such as whether it will be sunny, cloudy, rainy or stormy. Facebook is also testing out various weather notifications, which could alert you of impending bad weather in your area.
A spokesperson from Facebook told TechCrunch that the weather section is now visible to 95 percent of mobile app users all around the world.
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"Notifications and the more detailed greetings are rolling out for tests now, with all these updates being widely available by the end of the month", says the company.
Facebook doesn't want its users leaving the social network to get information on their local weather. Users will have to instead laboriously change the location by returning to the settings menu and invoking the necessary action. Like other apps you can view temperature forecasts hourly and choose between Fahrenheit or Celsius. Facebook also works with Ticketmaster and Eventbrite so people can buy tickets to events directly from the event page. You no longer have to leave Facebook to find out. It has been adding many new features such as searching photos by contents using AI, updated Trending section, multiple instant articles in one post, ability to go live from desktop and much more. The information is gathered from weather.com, so you're getting it from a pretty reliable source.
This is a new addition to other updates they've already rolled out this year, including the "Discover People" feature which encourages users to find dates, friends and business connections by meeting strangers through the site. Facebook has stated that the News Feed "greetings" will be displayed on both desktop and mobile.