Facebook launches Express Wi-Fi app that lets users buy internet packs and identify nearby hotspots that are part of Facebook’s network of distributed Wi-Fi, according to a report published on March 16, 2018.
This Wi-Fi program is now available in five developing countries. Previously, users could not locate nearby hotspots. However, by using this new feature, users can locate nearby hotspots that are part of Facebook’s network of Wi-Fi distribution. This new app can be downloaded in the normal way and with bandwidth from telecom partner D-Net, it is now available in Indonesia.
This launch is a signal that Facebook is trying to reach out to people who does not have access to internet connection. This feature by Facebook will help in achieving its mission of bringing disconnected people online. A spokesperson said, “Facebook is releasing the Express Wi-Fi app in the Google Play store to give people another simple and secure way to access fast, affordable internet through their local Express Wi-Fi hotspots.”
One of the huge barriers faced by Facebook is its weak connectivity. First user loss of the company was in the U.S. and Canada region. By developing new technologies, the number of users can be increased. Their main objective was to monetize the international market. There was a huge increase in the average revenue per user and when Facebook can be loaded quickly, the revenue grows much faster. An increase in the accessibility of this new feature will increase the number of users that turn into social networkers.