The Safety Check of Facebook will have its own tab within the social network menu. The verification that users are well in a crisis situation will be permanently on Facebook and in the section, you can get more information about the recent places where you have activated or how to help those affected.
Facebook has announced that the permanent button of Safety Check will be available from August 21 and will be implemented gradually for all users. This software, designed especially for countries where the internet connection is limited or limited, allows users to access content on the platform with lower mobile data expenditure.
The arrival of “Safety Check” to this app becomes more relevant because when an area experiences an event of disaster risk, such as earthquakes, floods, eruptions in volcanoes or landslides, among others, communications are even more affected.
Our goal is to build tools that help people stay safe and facilitate the arrival of help in recovery after a crisis,” said Asha Sharma, Product Leader for Public Good for Facebook, adding that “enabling” Safety Check ‘on Facebook Lite, more and more people will be able to easily connect with family and friends to notify them that they are fine. – Asha Sharma
Through this tool, people can – just by selecting a button – inform their contacts that they are well or if they need help. Currently, the software, which is installed and loaded faster, is now available in 55 languages and is used by many countries around the world.
This new function will facilitate access to checking the status of users if an accident occurs and, in addition to having more information about catastrophes or attacks around the world, you can also offer help directly. Despite the advantages of the Safety Check, the service was questioned for activating the alert in situations that were not considered a danger to citizens.