Facebook Adds Weather Info to EventsBy: Josh Wolford - March 21, 2013
Do you like information? Do you like actually useful information inside Facebook? If so, you’re going to love a new feature that Facebook is beginning to roll out.
One of the most important things to consider when planning an event or deciding on whether or not to attend an event is the weather. Sure, that bonfire sounds like a blast, but if it’s going to be 39 degree and drizzling you’re probably going to choose to do your drinking at a bar.
Now, Facebook is making that decision easier by adding weather information to events.
The weather data will reside right under the date and time on any event page, right above the map and the event description. It’s provided by Weather Underground.
You’ll also see the weather info when creating an event, so that you can either change the date or at least throw in a description. “Hey, it’s supposed to rain, so bring an umbrella!”
The weather info is also coming to place pages (ones that aren’t owned pages). It will be visible on mobile as well.
We’re not seeing the weather info inside events or unclaimed places yet, and we’ve reached out to Facebook to determine how fast their rolling it out.[via TechCrunch]