Some of us have already experienced ‘Find Wi-Fi” option notification via Facebook.
Last November, Facebook started testing out a new feature to help users find Wi-Fi hotspots in their area to help keep them connected. That test showed promise, so now, Facebook’s expanding the ‘Find Wi-Fi’ option to all users everywhere in the world, on both iPhone and Android.
As explained by Facebook: “Find Wi-Fi helps you locate available Wi-Fi hot spots nearby that businesses have shared with Facebook from their Page. So wherever you are, you can easily map the closest connections when your data connection is weak.”
This option could also present an opportunity for those businesses who offer Wi-Fi to patrons – by connecting your business Page to Facebook’s Wi-Fi listings, your location and details will also appear on the map, which is an additional avenue through which to attract new customers.
To get your business listed, you need to have a router that supports Facebook Wi-Fi – there’s a full listing of supported devices here.
You then need to connect your Page via Facebook Wi-Fi – the process is different for each device.
Once you’re connected, your Page will show up when users go searching – the process itself is fairly straightforward, but again, you do need to have a router that supports the Facebook connection.
For cafes and the like, this could be a great opportunity, so it’s definitely worth checking out whether you can get your business listed.