Now You Can Check the Weather Without Leaving Facebook

Posted February 11, 2017

Starting this week, Facebook has added a new weather feature to its mobile app.

The feature is accessible from the News Feed or the "More" menu on the mobile app. Interestingly, the weather update would be forecasted by Weather.com.

The weather data comes from Weather.com, and while it defaults to users' current locations, they can access data for other locations via the settings wheel. Facebook is also testing out various weather notifications, which could alert you of impending bad weather in your area. Unless you've some bad luck, you should find the Weather section on your Facebook app since it has rolled out to 95% of the app's global users.

Along with this feature, Facebook is also offering an option to set notifications for receiving weather reports. These notifications are now undergoing testing and should be available by the end of the month.

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In order to keep users engaged within the social networking app, Facebook has come up with yet another new feature.

Facebook says the new greeting will appear on both desktop and mobile.

Unlike weather applications though, you can only see the weather of a particular location at a time. You no longer have to leave Facebook to find out.

"We are doing this because our goal is to develop products that connect people to the things they care about most and create moments of joy in people's day, like simply telling you that it's going to rain later", a spokesperson told TechCrunch. The menu also consists new Facebook pilot feature such as public WiFi finder. Users can also select whether they want to see the forecast in Celsius or Fahrenheit (as shown in the image below). There you will see the Weather app that you can view at your leisure. It's nothing groundbreaking and that may be why Facebook didn't even bother releasing a formal press release about the new addition. That's pretty much the options you get.