Facebook Expands WiFi Finder Tool
Facebook today made its free Find WiFi service available to more people around the world. Facebook has been testing the tool in select regions since last year. The service helps mobile users find and log into free public WiFi networks, particularly those that have shared their login details with Facebook. The idea is to help people on metered data plans access WiFi when possible, though Facebook also says it helps when cellular connection speeds are congested or slow. The Find WiFi tool is buried in the settings of the main Facebook mobile application for Android and iOS devices.
Facebook Facial Recognition Tool Lets You Find Yourself In Untagged Photos
Facebook today rolled out a new feature meant to help people control when and where their image is posted to Facebook. Using the same facial recognition functions meant for tagging, Facebook will now notify people when they appear in a photo on Facebook even if they haven't been tagged.
Facebook Improves Search for Conversation Discovery
Facebook today is pushing an update to its search tool in order to make topics and conversations easier to find. The tool expands beyond the borders of users' immediate friends and family, and will search through all of Facebook to see what people are saying about any given subject or event.
Google Gives Nexus Phones Access to WiFi Assistant
Google this week made its WiFi Assistant feature available to all Nexus devices. The tool is a direct carryover from Google's Project Fi.
Facebook Messenger Gains Group Video Chats
Facebook today launched group video chats within Messenger. The tool will allow up to six participants to view one another in a live video call.