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Now You Can Check the Weather Without Leaving Facebook

Facebook has added the ability to view weather forecasts in its mobile apps and online. Facebook weather forecast feature has been launched to major of its global population this week. Forecasts for events and public places has been introduced years ago and recently spotted in its News Feed in the United Kingdom. The greeting won't always appear at the top of your feed, but you can access the Weather section at any time. With the notifications and News Feed options, though, you will at least be able to see the weather if it is an urgent situation, which is really the best news out of all of this. The Facebook Safety Check feature could be used for people to donate food, shelter and equipment to those affected by natural disasters.

After gawking at all of the apps and services you never knew existed in the Facebook app, select Weather.

And as my colleague Matt Navarra spotted a week ago, Facebook has been rolling out a dedicated weather section on iOS app, and I've recently seen it pop up on Android as well. It also plans to allow users to set notifications about the weather with another update coming at the end of this month. Also, if you want to check the forecast for other regions on Facebook, then you need to go to settings menu and add the other locations you want to track.

The display picture at the top of the section will also change according to the weather e.g, a deer hiding under a tree in rainy weather.

Some local business pages will now have a "Get Quote" button which lets you easily and quickly request a quote from the business. Meanwhile, New York's now partly cloudy day shows puffy clouds over green grass, with a bird hiding in the bushes. Facebook has stated that the News Feed "greetings" will be displayed on both desktop and mobile.

Facebook really wants you never to leave its network, whatever the occasion.

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

Thanks to TechCrunch reader Jose Gutierrez for the tip!



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