How to find a Free Wifi Hotspot using Facebook
If you’re away from home and in need of WiFi, now Facebook can help you find it. Originally only available in a few countries, the social network’s “Find WiFi” feature is now available around the world. With it you can locate available hotspots and nearby businesses, so you can quickly find a spot near you.
The feature works by using information that businesses have added to their business pages, so it’s not going to pull up every business near you that might have WiFi available, just those that are on Facebook. That said, it could still be pretty useful. Here’s how to make the magic happen:
- Open the Facebook app and then click the “More” tab.
- Select “Find WiFi” from the list of available options. You might be prompted to turn the feature on.
If you can’t find the “More” tab, then you may find the feature nested under the “Apps” section. Results are originally presented as a list, but you can click on the Map button at the top right-hand side of the page to see things on a map as well.
Depending on where you are, one of the two should get the job done.