Airbnb adds WiFi speed results to rental listings

When “earn a living from home” turns into “work from the Airbnb,” you higher hope the rental host has a superb WiFi setup.

Now, with a brand new change to Airbnb’s listings, you now not have to hope — you may know precisely what sort of web connection you may be coping with.

On Thursday, Airbnb introduced plans to embody a brand new part on its rental listings that may present WiFi speed and high quality — earlier than you e book.

Hosts can now fill out a WiFi speed test out there within the app. Airbnb is utilizing M-Lab’s download and upload speed checker, which checks the connection by way of the host’s cell machine. The brand new characteristic will start rolling out in U.S. areas earlier than going international just a few weeks later.

WiFi data added by hosts will present up on the Airbnb app as a part of the rental description for searching visitors.

WiFi data is now out there within the Airbnb app.
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Beforehand, hosts might manually submit speed take a look at screenshots exhibiting add and obtain speeds for his or her itemizing’s community. However not each itemizing provided this data and that’ll proceed even with the built-in characteristic. For visitors, particularly these working remotely whereas touring or residing away from residence, the change is a boon since checking on web energy has been an additional trouble and think about choosing and reserving a keep.

Airbnb’s new WiFi test will spell out how briskly (or sluggish) a connection is, however if you need to higher perceive what the numbers for obtain and add speed, and latency imply, here’s a primer.


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