Facebook’s free Find Wi-Fi feature on iOS is going global

Facebook is expanding its recently launched Find Wi-Fi feature to work globally after initially launching in a few countries last year. The feature lets businesses share with Facebook that they offer free Wi-Fi to visitors, and Facebook in turn can promote those businesses to users in need of a better Internet connection.

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The feature considers both your current location and time of day to recommend the nearest available hotspots, and business information including hours of operation and even the Wi-Fi network name is easily visible to users on a map or list view.

The only hitch is actually using the Find Wi-Fi feature requires turning on always-on location access to the Facebook app on iPhone; using the ‘while using the app’ location setting won’t allow you to use the feature.

Facebook is available for free on the App Store. Find Wi-Fi is available under the Explore section of the Facebook app.

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