Facebook now lets you check the weather forecast on mobile and desktop

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 Global Positioning System location to present a detailed 24-hour and 5-day forecast, powered by Weather.com (via TechCrunch). 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". The Weather section allows users to view a full forecast for the upcoming week, while data is provided by Weather.com.

Although the Weather section will default to your current location, you can tap the Settings button at the top of the page and add a new location or change the units from Fahrenheit to Celsius.

A spokesperson from Facebook told TechCrunch that the weather section is now visible to 95 percent of mobile app users all around the world. Facebook also offers an option to adjust notifications for weather reports and all the updates for the new section will be made available by the end of the month.

In order to keep users engaged within the social networking app, Facebook has come up with yet another new feature.

It is said that the idea behind implementing this feature is to ensure that the users stay hooked onto the Facebook app.

If you do see it, you'll get a rudimentary app that gives you an hour-by-hour weather forecast for today and a simple forecast for the next five days. More interestingly, perhaps, is the ability to set notifications for these weather alerts so you don't forget to bring your umbrella on the way out. Though given the sometimes capricious nature of the Facebook feed, you might not always find the information when you need it.

Fortunately, it's somewhat easy to go directly to that weather information, that is if you have Facebook on your smartphone. The new feature is an extension on that.

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. It's nothing groundbreaking and that may be why Facebook didn't even bother releasing a formal press release about the new addition. However, unlike standard weather apps, you will not be able to scroll through different cities from one screen.

Related news:

Hot News

Steve Popper: Waiting for a real answer from Phil Jackson
Feb 10, 2017 - 02:07
The true answer may be revealed before Feb 23 when the trade deadline ends, according to the National Basketball Association . "[Jackson's] underestimating 'Melo's willingness to stay", a source familiar with Anthony's thinking told The Vertical .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump attacks McCain over criticism of outcome of Yemen raid
Feb 10, 2017 - 02:04
President Trump has fired up his feud with one of the adults in Washington , D.C., tweeting that Sen. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized Sen.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA flight diverted after threat, but found to be hoax
Feb 10, 2017 - 02:04
By about 11 a.m., some crew members had returned to the plane, the mobile stairs were removed and the plane was moved. The airline "requested to land and have a security check of the aircraft", said Jeff Lea, a spokesman for Lambert-St.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Buffalo Wild Wings 4Q net earnings drop 38.2%
Feb 09, 2017 - 00:44
Zacks provides the average brokerage recommendation (ABR) for thousands of stocks for institutions and retail investors alike. Laurion Capital Management LP bought a new stake in Buffalo Wild Wings during the third quarter worth about $211,000.

With golf and gifts, Japan's Abe cuts own path with Trump
Feb 09, 2017 - 00:42
During the election campaign, Trump repeatedly criticized Japan for unfair trade practice involving auto imports and exports. He added that Trump has invited Abe for a round of golf while the Japanese prime minister is in the United States.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Utah now ranks 14th nationally in solar industry jobs
Feb 09, 2017 - 00:39
Employers polled in the census expect another 10 percent increase this year, for a total of 286,335 solar workers. In Texas, there are 9,396 solar jobs and more than 260,000 solar jobs in the nation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top UP CM Akhilesh Yadav promises voters maximum pension cover
Feb 08, 2017 - 00:45
Explaining the nitty gritty of the alliance, Yadav said that the SP Government during its five year tenure accelerated development in the State.

Tomb Raider: First Photos of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft Released
Feb 08, 2017 - 00:43
And she certainly looks the part of Lara, too, sporting a tight tank top, combat boots, and her dark hair pulled back. Variety reports that Daniel Wu ( Into the Badlands ) has been cast in the Tomb Raider reboot alongside Vikander.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Selena Gomez was DATELESS for the Super Bowl! Where was The Weeknd?!?
Feb 08, 2017 - 00:43
The 24-year-old singer took a break last year from music, after she revealed she is battling lupus. A Selena Gomez fan account pulled the video from the singer's Instagram Stories.

Trump vows to defeat radical Islamic terrorism
Feb 07, 2017 - 01:16
DONALD Trump has smashed the media again, branding them "dishonest" and saying news outlets are covering up terrorist attacks. In many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn't want to report it. "They have their reasons and you understand that".

U.S. judge orders Google to hand over emails on foreign server
Feb 07, 2017 - 01:16
The company said that it complies with warrants it had received by handing over data the company knew was stored in the US. That decision was largely applauded by tech companies, privacy groups, .the American Civil Liberties Union and U.S.

An idea to replace Obamacare
Feb 07, 2017 - 01:15
Republicans in Congress have made dismantling our already fragile health care system a top priority for 2017. In an interview on Fox Sunday, Trump said that the process might "take till sometime into next year".

Fox sees 35% jump in TV operating income for Q2
Feb 07, 2017 - 01:15
The company reported the earnings of $0.51/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.44/share. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.07.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top No conspiracy, mystery in Jaya's death: Doctors
Feb 07, 2017 - 01:13
He also described as "ridiculous" the idea of exhuming her body for a re-postmortem as suggested by the Madras High Court. This was for nominating AIADMK candidates for elections to two seats and bypoll to one segment previous year .

Here are games getting significant boost with PS4 Pro's new firmware
Feb 07, 2017 - 01:13
Users are also notified that when "Boost Mode" is enabled, they might encounter "unexpected behaviors" during gameplays. Like a turbo button from a '90s PC, the feature is said to improve performance on games that saw unstable frame-rates.