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Facebook has come up with another way to convince users to stay within the social networking app, recently introducing a complete weather forecast section that uses GPS location to present a detailed 24-hour and 5-day forecast, powered by Weather.com (via TechCrunch). The feature is an expansion of the previous "weather greetings" that appeared on the Facebook mobile app beginning about a year ago, which include succinct time-of-day greetings along with a stock forecast message.

Now, users can tap on those greetings and jump into a full forecast of their area. Although the greetings link users to the forecast section, sometimes the prompts aren't always there when the app is opened. To manually find the forecast: open Facebook > tap the hamburger "More" tab on the bottom right of the app > tap "See More" > scroll down and tap "Weather."

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The heading of the section includes doodles that change depending on the weather, alongside the current temperature, high and low estimates for the day, and a one-to-three sentence summation of the present forecast. Under that, users can scroll through the next 24 hours, and look ahead to the next 5 days.

If more information is required, the very bottom of Facebook's forecast section has a "see more weather info" button that launches Weather.com. To see the weather for another location, the gear icon on the top right of the screen includes a search field to find more cities.

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Weather greetings now launch into the new forecast section


According to Facebook, the goal of adding weather forecasts was to "connect people to the things they care about most."
"We are doing this because our goal is to develop products that connect people to the things they care about most and create moments of joy in people's day, like simply telling you that it's going to rain later," a spokesperson said.
Weather forecasts are now available to around 95 percent of Facebook users globally, on both mobile and desktop. The company is also testing a feature that lets users turn on push notifications in regards to weather forecasts, which should be available widely by the end of the month. Facebook is available to download for free on the iOS App Store. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Facebook Launches New Weather Forecast Section in Mobile App
 

jmh600cbr

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this had been popping up and disappearing on my phone for months
 
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C DM

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So we can get fake weather along with our fake news?

Impressive. America is the laughingstock of the world, and it took how long?

Hold my beer indeed... o_O
The addition of weather forecast information to Facebook has exactly what to do with any of that? :confused:
 
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Shing

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Remember AOL and the concept of a "walled garden?" Back to the 90s! :)
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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So we can get fake weather along with our fake news?

Impressive. America is the laughingstock of the world, and it took how long?

Hold my beer indeed... o_O

How is this an American thing? This update covers 95% of the world, which means it's quite a bit bigger than just the US.
 
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dvoros

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I have Facebook and never had a page that said "Good Morning David". Also have the latest version and there is no weather section. What is this article talking about?




Facebook has come up with another way to convince users to stay within the social networking app, recently introducing a complete weather forecast section that uses GPS location to present a detailed 24-hour and 5-day forecast, powered by Weather.com (via TechCrunch). The feature is an expansion of the previous "weather greetings" that appeared on the Facebook mobile app beginning about a year ago, which include succinct time-of-day greetings along with a stock forecast message.

Now, users can tap on those greetings and jump into a full forecast of their area. Although the greetings link users to the forecast section, sometimes the prompts aren't always there when the app is opened. To manually find the forecast: open Facebook > tap the hamburger "More" tab on the bottom right of the app > tap "See More" > scroll down and tap "Weather."

facebook-weather-2-800x711.jpg

The heading of the section includes doodles that change depending on the weather, alongside the current temperature, high and low estimates for the day, and a one-to-three sentence summation of the present forecast. Under that, users can scroll through the next 24 hours, and look ahead to the next 5 days.

If more information is required, the very bottom of Facebook's forecast section has a "see more weather info" button that launches Weather.com. To see the weather for another location, the gear icon on the top right of the screen includes a search field to find more cities.

facebook-weather-3-800x186.jpg

Weather greetings now launch into the new forecast section


According to Facebook, the goal of adding weather forecasts was to "connect people to the things they care about most."
Weather forecasts are now available to around 95 percent of Facebook users globally, on both mobile and desktop. The company is also testing a feature that lets users turn on push notifications in regards to weather forecasts, which should be available widely by the end of the month. Facebook is available to download for free on the iOS App Store. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Facebook Launches New Weather Forecast Section in Mobile App
 
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PinkyMacGodess

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The addition of weather forecast information to Facebook has exactly what to do with any of that? :confused:

I'm just objecting to the bloated mess that Facebook has become. And I read where their CEO is being 'urged' to leave, shortly after their 'war on fake news'. Related?
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How is this an American thing? This update covers 95% of the world, which means it's quite a bit bigger than just the US.


I'm just objecting to the bloated mess that Facebook has become. And I read where their CEO is being 'urged' to leave, shortly after their 'war on fake news'. Related? o_O
 
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C DM

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I'm just objecting to the bloated mess that Facebook has become. And I read where their CEO is being 'urged' to leave, shortly after their 'war on fake news'. Related?
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I'm just objecting to the bloated mess that Facebook has become. And I read where their CEO is being 'urged' to leave, shortly after their 'war on fake news'. Related? o_O
Can't say there was much about anything bloated in the original comment, just some essentially political type of stuff really, not much of that really related to weather forecasts.
 
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joy.757

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I don't really check facebook before leaving the house, but it's a nice feature to have I suppose.
 
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Michael Scrip

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Sure... why not, Facebook. Someone will use it.

But I don't see myself removing Dark Sky from my homescreen.
 
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PinkyMacGodess

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FB is the trailer park of the internet.

And right wing media seems to be the 'family reunion'... :eek:o_O:confused::(
[doublepost=1486781693][/doublepost]On a related note, I'd still rather look out the window to get a view of what the weather is like.
Facebook has nothing on Intellicast, and a whole host of other websites that do weather right.
 
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