Facebook Introduces 'Safety Check' [Video]

Facebook Introduces 'Safety Check' [Video]

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Facebook has announced 'Safety Check', a new feature that people can use when major disasters strike to say they're safe and check on others.

During a major disaster, Safety Check will help you:
● Let friends and family know you’re safe
● Check on others in the affected area
● Mark your friends as safe

Facebook Introduces 'Safety Check' [Video]

Here’s how it works:
When the tool is activated after a natural disaster and if you’re in the affected area, you’ll receive a Facebook notification asking if you’re safe.

Facebook will determine your location by looking at the city you have listed in your profile, your last location if you’ve opted in to the Nearby Friends product, and the city where you are using the internet.

Facebook Introduces 'Safety Check' [Video]

If we get your location wrong, you can mark that you’re outside the affected area.

If you’re safe, you can select “I’m Safe” and a notification and News Feed story will be generated with your update. Your friends can also mark you as safe.

Facebook Introduces 'Safety Check' [Video]

If you have friends in the area of a natural disaster and the tool has been activated, you will receive a notification about those friends that have marked themselves as safe. Clicking on this notification will take you to the Safety Check bookmark that will show you a list of their updates.

Take a look at the video below for more information. You can download the Facebook app from the App Store for free.

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