Facebook App Gets Weather Forecasts

Yes, Facebook has rolled out a new feature that brings a full weather forecast within its app and web version.

Users will start seeing weather updates atop their News Feeds, or they can access the weather information via the flagship apps' More menu. Like other weather apps, it will also give an option to users to search for other locations.

The app is still not available to everyone.

Facebook would also allow users to turn on notification for the weather report.

"Notifications and the more detailed greetings are rolling out for tests now, with all these updates being widely available by the end of the month", says the company.

In order to keep users engaged within the social networking app, Facebook has come up with yet another new feature. Whether you're trying to check (real) news or looking for help in a disaster, Facebook is making it possible for you to do all those while staying within the comfy confines of its social network. Below you will see a short description of the weather outside and a 24-hour timeline with temperatures and conditions.

If you use the weather section, it will automatically default to your current location. You will notice that all of the weather through the Facebook weather section is through the official Weather website. The information is gathered from weather.com, so you're getting it from a pretty reliable source.

According to company's spokesperson, the goal behind the new weather section is "to develop products that connect people to the things they care about most". It's nothing groundbreaking and that may be why Facebook didn't even bother releasing a formal press release about the new addition. The new feature is an extension on that. They'll get back to you on Messenger to confirm your appointment. Users can also select whether they want to see the forecast in Celsius or Fahrenheit (as shown in the image below).