Facebook is rolling out a full-fledged weather forecast feature within its mobile app and web version.
The weather forecasts are powered by Weather.com. Facebook already greets its users with messages at the top of News Feed such as, Good Morning, Good Evening, etc. About a year ago, Facebook also rolled out “weather greetings” which are brief weather updates.
The new weather feature is an extension to that. It will also be available at the top of News Feed. In case you miss it, you can find it in the “More” menu, the section which includes tabs like Pages, Saved, Friends, Groups, On this day etc. Within the weather section, you can see the weather forecasts for the whole week ahead.
The forecast will be made on the basis of your current location by default. Like other weather apps, it will also give an option to users to search for other locations. They can also choose Fahrenheit or Celsius option. Users can see weather forecast by hours, along with general information like partly sunny, partly cloudy, rainy etc, for next days.
The display picture at the top of the section will also change according to the weather e.g, a deer hiding under a tree in rainy weather.
Facebook is also reportedly testing an option for users to receive notifications for weather updates. This update will be available by the end of the month.
The social networking giant has had a profit jump recently as users continue to grow. It has been adding many new features such as searching photos by contents using AI, updated Trending section, multiple instant articles in one post, ability to go live from desktop and much more.
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