Airbnb's new speed test feature lets you check the Wi-Fi before you book
It lets rental owners share Wi-Fi speed test results in their listings, and might help you avoid booking a stay in a dead zone.
Airbnb introduced a new speed testing feature on Thursday, allowing anyone who lists their home with the short-term rental service to share their Wi-Fi speeds. Owners can do so by following instructions in the Airbnb app to run a few quick speed tests at their properties -- from there, customers can compare the results as they're browsing for a place to book.
"As the growing flexibility to work and live from anywhere continues, being able to determine a listing's Wi-Fi speed before booking is a must-have for digital nomads, remote workers, roadschoolers, traveling families, gamers, and creatives alike," the company's announcement reads. "Guests want peace of mind that where they're staying can support their connected needs."