Whether you agree or not, we have become quite addicted to WiFi technology. And why not—it is so convenient and lets us access Internet from any corner of the world. Be it subways or cafe’s we are always keen to look for a nearby WiFi spot.
Not many of us are aware but Facebook recently added a useful feature in its application which allows us to track nearby WiFi spots to our current location. Facebook’s Find WiFi tool is one useful feature of the app which many of don’t realize is actually there on our phone. Facebook keeps a posting of businesses that offer open WiFi hotspots, many of them free.
Let’s quickly see how we can use it!
- Launch the Facebook app, tap the menu button on the top and look for WiFi finder tool.
- Move on to Apps Section and tap on “See All” and select “Find WiFi”.
- The first time when you utilize Find WiFi feature, you’ll have to allow to use your current location and area history to discover nearby WiFi spots. In case you don’t allow, Facebook won’t access your current location. However you can turn it off later whenever you want.
- To begin with, you’ll see a list of nearby open WiFi spots. You’ll additionally view store hours and the name of the system, so you can easily find it when you get there. On the other hand, you can tap Map to see the areas on a guide and explore nearby areas.
- On the map screen, you can pan around and tap Search This Area to find more available WiFi spots.
As soon as you arrive at a business spot, you can sign into the WiFi organize like you normally do on your laptop or Smartphone. Facebook doesn’t naturally associate you to any systems, yet it’s a helpful tool for exploring where open WiFi spots are around your city.
How to Turn OFF Find WiFi Feature?
Suppose you ever decided disable the this Find WiFi tracking, as you don’t want Facebook to keep tracking your current location. You can do this via Facebook settings. To find this, tap the menu symbol simply as you did in the initial step above. This time, look down to discover Account Settings.
Tap on Location
Disable the toggle of “Location History” and tap to confirm.
That’s it! Now, Facebook won’t be tracking any of your current locations. If you ever need to utilize Facebook’s location history again, it will request that you concede authorization to grant permission to use your location before doing so.
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So hope you will try out this feature next time when you’re roaming around in the neighborhood. If you have any other queries on mind feel free to drop us a comment!