Why Is Everyone Talking About Airbnb’s Wi-Fi Speeds?

Airbnb's new tool will make your vacation planning easier.

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Are you planning a ‘workation’? Airbnb’s new tool will now resolve the worry about the internet connection at your Airbnb stay. That is to say, Airbnb is adding a tool in their app that will list Wi-Fi speeds at a stay. This clearly aims to look at Airbnb stays not just for vacations, but working vacations – or workations.

Likewise, if you’re planning for a change of scenery for your “Work from home,” this new addition is for you. As mentioned in a blog post on its website, Airbnb states that hosts have had an option to list Wi-Fi speeds or share internet speed test screenshots. But now, the feature is available inside the Airbnb app.

The company uses M-Lab’s open-source software to measure download and upload speeds which is a core part of the new tool. The tool looks like the following in real-time.

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Airbnb’s new Internet Speed tool. Source: Airbnb

The internet speed tool is rolling out in the US and will be available globally in the coming weeks. It’s a must-have feature, considering the situation everyone is in right now.

Essentially, this new feature can attract more work-focused customers who are planning to choose Airbnb stays. Also, it will offer more clarity on the actual numbers instead of Airbnb hosts who instead put made-up numbers.

Likewise, as tough as the situation is right now, most of us need a vacation. And for those who are working from home, could use a change of scenery too. I think that the idea of working while being on vacation can turn out to be great for most, and this new tool checks off a worry on people’s list.

What do you think about the new tool? Are you concerned about the internet speeds at your stays? Let us know in the comments below.

Siddharth Dudeja

Siddharth Dudeja

An engineering student with a keen interest in most aspects of technology. Likes to write about Microsoft, Apple, Laptops, Gaming, etc.

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