Facebook Will Help You Find Free WiFi…. All You Must Do Is Give Up Your Location

Facebook has a new feature that has been in testing for the last year or so, but has now gone official. It’s called Find WiFi and as the name suggests, it will help you find WiFi so that you don’t have use all that expensive cellular data. Here’s how Facebook pitches it:

Today we’re beginning to roll out Find WiFi everywhere in the world on iPhone and Android. We launched Find WiFi in a handful of countries last year and found it’s not only helpful for people who are traveling or on-the-go, but especially useful in areas where cellular data is scarce.

Find WiFi helps you locate available WiFi hot spots nearby that businesses have shared with Facebook from their Page. So wherever you are, you can easily map the closest connections when your data connection is weak.

Sounds great right? Well, not so fast. To get all this WiFi goodness, you need to give up your location to Facebook to do so. I am assuming that Facebook wants this info so that the social network can cash in big time. If that’s okay with you, this feature is live globally as I type this.


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