A new Facebook weather section is rolling out to the company’s mobile app, currently residing in the more apps menu and powered by Weather.com data…
Facebook began showing “weather greetings” about a year ago. Now, the social giant is providing mobile app users with a new weather section feature.
By tapping the hamburger menu in the upper right of the app and selecting “See All” under “Apps,” users will see a weather icon. (The same section home to On This Day, Events, Groups, and Friends.)
Facebook Weather Section Launches
Set by default are users’ current locations, as well as measurements for Fahrenheit and Celsius. The feature displays a horizontal hourly forecast, accompanied by a 5 day vertical forecast. It also displays a greeting and current weather conditions in the local area.
Facebook confirmed the new feature, according to a report by TechCrunch. This is an updated version of “weather greetings,” which rolled out to approximately 95 percent of its global users as of this week. Weather greetings appear in the News Feed, containing pithy updates, right at the top.
Users will now see similar messages residing atop their News Feed, complete with a link to a full 5-day forecast. The feature will appear on both the mobile app, as well as desktop, the company states. Users missing the initial greeting can still see the forecast by going to Weather in the app section.
Facebook also states it will offer an option to set weather notifications. That option is in testing currently but it’s expected all new updates will become widely available by the end of this month. At the bottom of the weather forecast page is a link to “See more…” which redirects to Weather.com in-app.
Facebook image search just underwent an update last week. Additionally, the company changed its News Feed post ranking algorithms to combat spam, clickbait and more.
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