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Facebook beta testing weather updates for UK Android and iOS users


2016-04-13 Silicon Review

Your favorite social networking site Facebook has diversified with a lot of add-on services over the past couple of years; Live video lets you connect with fans and viewers on the platform in real time, and Instant Articles brings news more quickly to readers, to name just two. And now, it looks like Facebook is beta testing another minor feature.

According to The Next Web, some users in the UK are reporting that weather updates are popping up at the top of their News Feed, in both the Android and iOS apps. The update displays a small description of the weather, alongside an animation, and links to a larger Google-card-like page. Here, it lists the current temperature, as well as the min/max temperature forecast for the rest of the day.

Facebook has yet to release any confirmation on the possible new app.

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