Facebook Has Just Launched Its Own In-Built Weather App
- Author: Marjorie Miles Feb 11, 2017,
Feb 11, 2017, 0:44
This new feature is built-in News Feed or on "More" menu in the mobile app. The data consists of current local weather conditions with basic temperatures and an atmospheric forecast.
At the top of this new section, there are simulations which change depending on the current weather.
The display picture at the top of the section will also change according to the weather e.g, a deer hiding under a tree in rainy weather. Facebook weather forecast feature has been launched to major of its global population this week.
The company also claimed that over 95% of users can already access the new feature. Additionally, Facebook says it will begin testing notifications next week, with all updates rolling out to users across iOS, Android and desktop in March. Whether you're trying to check (real) news or looking for help in a disaster, Facebook is making it possible for you to do all those while staying within the comfy confines of its social network.
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Out of those, the majority of users (1.1 billion) are visiting Facebook via mobile, up 23 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015. Facebook's monthly active user base remained strong across all platforms, including Instagram , WhatsApp and Messenger .
An option to "see more weather info" at the bottom of the screen will take users directly to Weather.com.
If you do see it, you'll get a rudimentary app that gives you an hour-by-hour weather forecast for today and a simple forecast for the next five days. Facebook also works with Ticketmaster and Eventbrite so people can buy tickets to events directly from the event page.
Unfortunately you can not swipe through multiple locations, so if you want to change to a different location you have to go back to the settings button each time.
Now you can order food from restaurants directly from their Facebook Page if they're signed up to Delivery.com or Slice. Facebook has stated that the News Feed "greetings" will be displayed on both desktop and mobile. I don't always keep in mind to check the weather, so having it built into one of my most commonly used apps feels like a no-brainer. That's pretty much the options you get.