Facebook launched its free Wi-Fi service last year in selected countries. Users could see the nearest available Wi-Fi and connect to it. This comes really handy when the mobile network is scarce and you are low on mobile data.

This feature will now be soon rolled out to everyone for both Android and iOS users. Whether you are going for walk or a coffee shop , you can now search for the nearest free Wi-Fi.

The first time you use the Find Wi-Fi feature, you will have to activate it by tapping Enable Find Wi-Fi. Once you do, you will be taken to a map video of your current location. Wi-Fi hotspots around you are denoted with red circles with a white center. Tap on any of the circles to preview where the hotspot is located. You can tap Visit Page to view more about the location or navigate there by tapping Directions.

Pan to view hotspots in other areas or pinch to zoom in or out. If you move the map outside your current area, you will have to tap the Search this area button at the top. If you’d rather view a list of the hotspot locations, tap List in the top right corner of the app.

It’s recommended not to perform monetary transactions using this Wi-Fi as it is open and anyone can easily tap your credentials. For normal browsing, Youtube videos etc. you can use as much as you want.

What do you think of this service? Will it improve our telecom sector? Will Jio get affected?


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