Most people need a few minutes to scroll through all the apps on their phone because of all the clutter. But now you may be able to remove one. If you use Facebook and a weather app, you no longer need both! That’s because Facebook allows you to easily turn on weather notifications on your device. The feature is easy to use and just as detailed as any other weather app you are using.
In 2017, Facebook began launching weather greetings. When you opened the app for the first time in the morning, your news feed showed a brief message displaying the weather for the day. But now you can get a bit more out of it. Here’s how.
How to turn on weather notifications through Facebook
Where to find weather on Facebook
The new feature is a type of extension to the previous weather greetings. Now, if a weather greeting pops up, you can click on it and it will take you to an extended version with more information. Or if it is the middle of the day and you want to check the weather, you can navigate to the link.
This link is located along the left-hand side of your screen, under the Explore column. Listed as “weather,” this simple little link takes you right to a page that displays the weather as it is now as well as a full five-day forecast. It is quite easy to access.
Want to be notified?
Another step you can take is to request notifications for weather reports. That way, Facebook will provide you with updates when something comes up, such as a severe storm warning. You can turn this feature on or off in the weather section.
What you need to know
When using Facebook for weather updates, you should keep a few things in mind. First, it will display weather for the area your Facebook is set to. If your location is set on your mobile device, this can update. But if you have a location locked in your profile, you may need to update that to get more information. You can also request information about another location within the extension.
If you don’t want to use a weather app and you don’t want to search for info online, Facebook is a simple and straightforward way to get the forecast. You are not going to find live radar here, but it is a good tool for those who use Facebook heavily.