Facebook announced another feature called Safety Check to their already growing list of new features! Safety Check lets friends & family know you’re safe after a natural disaster has occurred. On the occurrence of such an event, Facebook will send you a message asking if you’re OK.
The focus is to let people use Facebook to check on their loved ones and get updates. It is in a crisis and an emergency situation where communication is most critical both for people in the affected zone and for their friends and families anxious to know where their loved ones are.
Safety Check is simple and effective tool to keep check on your close ones which can be used for disaster mamnagement
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
- Only your friends will see your safety status and the comments you share.
You can activate the tool if you’re in the affected area and you’ll receive a notification asking if you’re safe. Facebook determines 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.