Facebook introduces weather-focused features for its website and mobile apps

About a year ago, Facebook introduced "weather greetings" which intermittently displayed brief details about the weather in a card-based UI on the social platform. The company has now fully integrated new features focused on the weather into its desktop and mobile apps.

This update can be viewed as an extension to the previous feature. Now, if you tap on the cards detailing information about the weather, they will direct you to a new section. You can also view it manually on your smartphone by tapping the hamburger icon in the Facebook app and clicking on "See More" near the bottom of the menu, where you'll be able to see the "Weather" section.

At the top of this new section, there are simulations which change depending on the current weather. Hourly and weekly forecasts can be viewed, and users also have the ability to switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit measurements. Moreover, they can change their default location by simply tapping the settings icon in the top right corner.

The app also receives your default location and collects its data from a dedicated website accordingly. A link at the bottom also redirects users to weather.com for more details. A Facebook spokesperson had the following to say about the new feature:

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.

The company also claimed that over 95% of users can already access the new feature. It also plans to allow users to set notifications about the weather with another update coming at the end of this month.

Source: TechCrunch | Facebook Notifications image via Shutterstock

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