Facebook launches mobile app for Express Wi-Fi

Facebook has launched an Android app for Express Wi-Fi users. The new Express Wi-Fi mobile app will allow people in developing countries find nearby Express Wi-Fi hotspots more easily, as well as buy data packs for use.

Before the introduction of the app, Express Wi-Fi users had to use a mobile website, or directly download an app from a telecom operator, something that required them to reconfigure their smartphone settings. In addition, users had no way to figure out hotspot locations.

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The new Express Wi-Fi mobile app is available in Google Play. There is no iOS version of the app. We wouldn’t be sure what an iOS app would be needed for though, seeing that Express Wi-Fi is targeted at lower income users. The iPhone is not exactly an affordable item to that category of people.

Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi is available in India, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Indonesia, but the new app is said to be available in Indonesia and Kenya for now.

Just to be sure, we checked it out in Google Play and we got the infernal message that says, “This item is not available in your country“. That message always has me wanting to blurt out, “Billions of bilious blue blistering barnacles!”

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6 thoughts on “Facebook launches mobile app for Express Wi-Fi

  • March 15, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Will they ever allow this service to work in Nigeria? I doubt that

  • March 16, 2018 at 4:34 am

    Well, good for those people who needs it, it’s not a question of whether it’s going to be allowed or when it’s going to be available in Nigeria.. It’s about how many express wifi do we even have in this country..

    • March 16, 2018 at 9:19 am

      There are quite a number of Express Wi-Fi hotspots in Nigeria. At least, I can speak for Lagos. Not sure of other states.

  • March 16, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Yes Lagos, i based in Ibadan and have lived in abeokuta for the better part of the last 5 years. Hardly can i speak of free WiFi experience. By now all cooperate institutions e.g. Banks, universities et al.. Should be smoking with free WiFi.. Cooperate social responsibility it is not too much..

  • March 17, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Outside of maybe Lagos and Abuja I doubt you will get this anywhere in Nigeria

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