Facebook announces several updates to the Safety Check feature

Jun

15

2017

social networking platform Facebook on Wednesday announced new updates to help its so-called Safety Check, where the platform made it easier for users to seek help or obtain important information through the social network after a crisis.

The users of the platform who find themselves in distress or difficult situation after a fire, flood or other disasters, which activate the safety check, can request donations and assistance from friends after telling everyone that they are safe, Fundraisers are part of the safety check feature.

Users can create a fundraising campaign for their favorite friends or non-profit organizations or the same user. The new fundraising feature will only be available in the United States. The network will describe the event for each safety check that you receive from global crisis reporting agencies such as NC4.

People who have indicated that they can safely publish personal notes to give others more information about the crisis, and through the feature can provide financial assistance to those in need, and Facebook pointed out by Naomi Gillit, deputy head of the network of the Department of Social Welfare, “The fundraising provides A way for people who are outside the crisis zone to provide assistance. ”

Facebook first reviewed its personal fundraising service last March, which is a replica of GoFundMe, and the network is making it easier by allowing people to create a fundraising or donate to someone directly from within the feature. Check the safety.

The social network expanded the “community assistance” feature launched in February to reach computer users after it was available only on Android and iOS devices. This feature allows users to request or provide essential things such as shelter, food, Supplies in the event of a natural disaster or crisis.

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