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.

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