Facebook adds weather info to event pages and locations
Facebook today began adding weather forecasts to upcoming events and current weather conditions to place pages such as parks, cities and neighborhoods, a spokesperson tells us.
Events that have a designated location, and which will occur within 10 days, will now offer a general forecast and estimates for high and low temperatures. Users can click to visit Weather Underground for full conditions and other information. This will be available for event pages on the web and mobile.
Users will be able to see the weather forecast during the event creation process as well, which could help them better plan their event.
Facebook will also display current weather conditions on place pages like parks and cities, which do not have an admin. These unclaimed community pages offer information from Wikipedia and social context, such as which of a user’s friends have been to the place and photos taken there. City and neighborhood pages also have local search features. Now with the latest weather updates, these pages have more information that could make them a useful destination for users looking for more information about a place. See an example for San Francisco.
Users can also quickly check the weather from the main search bar on Facebook.com. The social network displays Bing web results without sending users offsite.