You Can Now Check the Weather Through Facebook
In a recent update, a weather forecast feature was added to both the desktop and mobile platforms. On desktop, you get it through the news feed, while on mobile, it's nestled in the 'More' menu. The data it uses comes from Weather.com, and their Weather Channel App tends to be one of the more popular meteorological options, particularly in the US.
Along with the standalone function, it looks like the top of the News Feed will soon start telling you what the weather's doing, so don't be surprised if you start to see a fresh influx of 'ugh, rain again' status updates in the not too distant future. That feature is technically already active, but it doesn't crop up all that often, it will do soon.
Beyond this, you'll be able to set notifications for weather reports, so if you've got somewhere to be, or you're planning an activity which could be stymied by adverse conditions, Facebook has your back. Obviously it will track your current location as standard, but you'll be able to get updates for as many locations as you damn well please.
The graphics and headings all fall into line with the twee, saccharine motif that Facebook are so very fond of at the moment, but it's an attractive interface regardless. The feature should be more or less universally available by the end of the month.
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You Can Now Check the Weather Through Facebook Reviewed by Callum Davies on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Rating: