You can now check the Facebook app to see if you need to wear your rubbers

You spend plenty of time using the Facebook app every day, so why shouldn't you use it to check on the weather? Starting this week, Facebook has added a new weather feature to its mobile app. You'll find it by clicking on the "More" section in the same part of the app where you find "Friends," "Groups," "Events," and "Pages." When you click on the Weather option, you will see an hourly forecast and a five-day forecast. The data comes from Weather.com, and defaults to your current location. You can click the settings icon to monitor the weather in other parts of the world.

In addition to the current readings and the forecast, Facebook's weather page will show an image reflecting the current conditions by where you live. Unless you've some bad luck, you should find the Weather section on your Facebook app since it has rolled out to 95% of the app's global users. Facebook says that it will also allow users to set notifications for receiving weather forecasts. These notifications are currently undergoing testing and should be available by the end of the month.

Offering weather information inside the Facebook mobile app will keep users from leaving it for a dedicated weather app if they want to know whether to carry an umbrella with them. Facebook says that the real goal is to delight its users. Considering that delighted users stay in the app longer, we'd say that no matter how you slice it, Facebook is trying to get stickier with its mobile app.


source: TechCrunch

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11 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Lol Rubbers hahah.

2. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Yeah, the 10 year old boy in me snickered as well. lol

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

We all still have that immature kid in us lol.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I ignored this article first, wondering if FB has found some kind of way to tell if a person is safe to sleep with without "rubber". Then I logged in again, and thought curiously, "how?". Kind of disappointed. Lol.

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's really what I thought when I first read the article but of course I new they had to be referring to something else lol. I could imagine Mark writing code for some software that would analyze a person post throughout their FB history to decide if they get around or not and labeling that person someone you should wear/make wear a rubber to be with lol.

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Guess PA knows we're suckers for sexual innuendos.

3. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Too easy

5. Arthurhkt

Posts: 722; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I almost come to believe that Facebook had improved to the point where it could tell me when to wear my "rubber" and when should I not. LOL

8. asiansatan

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

klikbāt

9. Tythas

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Are we still doing phrasing?

11. rsiders

Posts: 1931; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Clever title there guys.

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