Facebook now has a built-in weather app

Offering weather information inside the Facebook mobile app will keep users from leaving it for a dedicated weather app if they want to know whether to carry an umbrella with them. Facebook also works with Ticketmaster and Eventbrite so people can buy tickets to events directly from the event page. The latest update from Facebook might sound trivial but it is quite useful - Facebook Weather Updates! However, unlike standard weather apps, you will not be able to scroll through different cities from one screen. The Weather section allows users to view a full forecast for the upcoming week, while data is provided by Weather.com. They can also choose Fahrenheit or Celsius option. There's also a graphic at the top of the page reflecting the current conditions in your area, so those of us now suffering through the winter storm in the Northeast will be greeted by a snowy scene. Facebook rolled out "weather greetings" a year ago in News Feed, which would briefly update the weather on top of the News Feed. Facebook tells me a desktop analog is planned for sometime in March. This weather greeting section by the News Feed is also undergoing testing right now.

You can switch between your saved locations via the settings tab.

At the top of this new section, there are simulations which change depending on the current weather. Though given the sometimes capricious nature of the Facebook feed, you might not always find the information when you need it.




This is all good news for Facebook since the social media giant has been focusing on safety and has even included "Check-In" abilities when there is a bad weather storm happening in the world.

If you have Facebook on your iOS or Android device, you should notice the weather feature available now. These notifications are now undergoing testing and should be available by the end of the month. The feature was pretty simple and involved a weather update that appeared on your news feed every morning.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

No feuds within SP, Akhilesh to become next CM : Mulayam Singh Yadav
The people of Uttar Pradesh will be voting for a new government in seven-phase elections between February 11 and March 8. Akhilesh Yadav has quelled the power tussle within his family and has emerged the undisputed leader of Samjwadi Party.

'Responsible Nations' Should Back New Iran Sanctions: Israeli PM
Israel has approved thousands of new homes for illegal settlers on Palestinian land since the inauguration of Trump in the US. "I welcome President Trump's insistence on new sanctions against Iran", Netanyahu said . "Iran seeks to annihilate Israel.

Massive adoption of Facebook's Lite version
Facebook Lite is a solution for those who use less capable phones and have less bandwidth and slower Internet connections. Facebook Lite was initially launched in India and the Philippines, but the app made its way to multiple other countries.

Not My Concern - Manchester United Legend Holds Off Gabriel Jesus Praise
At the beginning of the season, few would have expected even Guardiola to leave a fully fit Aguero out for three matches running. Some scoffed when Manchester City swooped for Gabriel Jesus .

Tomb Raider: First Photos of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft Released
Academy Award-winning actor Alicia Vikander's first pictures as adventure heroine Lara Croft have hit the internet. Alicia Vikander has finally been pictured on set as Lara Croft for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.

'The Lego Batman Movie' Preview: Funniest Addition To Batman Canon
The focus is on the amusing and the family, which makes "The Lego Batman Movie" a super choice for young and old alike to enjoy. John Powers Middleton, Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKay , Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone, are serving as executive producers.

Q1 2017 shows Disney can't keep up with itself
Even so, Iger called out Rogue One in his prepared remarks, noting that it was "our first billion-dollar film of fiscal 2017". Pandora - The World of Avatar will also bring new food & beverage and merchandise locations to Disney's Animal Kingdom .

Undocumented Arizona mother detained by immigration officials deported to Mexico
Ahead of Garcia de Rayos' deportation, dozens of immigration activists Wednesday night blocked the gates of ICE's Phoenix office. She was placed under deportation order and when she checked in with her immigration office on Wednesday, she was deported.

European Union to assume more responsibility amid Trump criticism
It's not acceptable for the worldwide community if America shirks responsibility [for taking in refugees]. She repeated her statement from the middle of January that Europe has "its fate in its own hands".

Canada Treads Softly with Bombardier Funding
The plane maker has been appealing for US$1 billion in federal assistance since late 2015. Embraer offered its support of the Brazilian government's action.

Iran 'unmoved' by U.S. president's 'threats'
Tehran says it has not carried out any work on missiles specifically created to carry nuclear payloads. Some of the newly sanctioned groups are based in the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and China.

Trump to Play Golf With Japanese PM Next Week
When they met in November previous year before Trump took office, Abe gave him a golf driver made by a Japanese company. Japan would also help replace as many as 3,000 train and subway cars in the United States, the document said.

Matt Ryan wins NFL MVP award after historic season
Mack's season included 11 sacks, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a pick-six as the Raiders reached the playoffs. The Cowboys did a lot of winning on the field this year, and at the NFL Honors awards show, they kept it right on coming.

Bella Hadid Still Loves The Weeknd, 'Heartbroken' By Selena Gomez PDA?
The famous singer took to her Instagram account to tease her new song to be entitled " It Ain't Me " that will be out soon. Follow Marie Claire on Facebook for the latest celeb news, beauty tips, fascinating reads, livestream video, and more .

How Does FireEye, (FEYE) Stack Up Right Now?
The stock is getting much attention these days as insiders are offloading shares while they posted a 8.99% rise year to date. Revenue came in at $184.7 million, lower than the $191 million expected, according to a Thomson Reuters consensus estimate.


More News

News
More News