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Facebook’s Safety Check Feature Gets Its Own Button Following Increased Spate Of Disasters


When you hear the word safety what is the first thing that comes to mind? Free from danger or freedom from harm , which is absolutely true , then safety check is a process where any  potential threat that can threaten the safety of anyone is been checked to avoid casualty. Well we no longer arguably live in a stable world which is why there’s lots of violence, natural disaster, terrorism, and conflict. Facebook has deemed fit to add a safety check feature to their site to help uses give them first class information about emergency, or any life threatening disasters happening close or around them. But this feature has been there with the exception that it’s going to have a dedicated button that makes it more visible and easy to access.

Facebook has seen reasons that are good enough to add this feature on their site which is why they have decided to roll out a safety page that will give its users important emergency information about happenings all over the world and also help others in need.

In a post on Monday Facebook explained that “There’s now a single place to go to see where ‘Safety Check’ has recently been activated, get the information you need and potentially be able to help affected areas. We will gradually roll this out in the upcoming weeks,”

Safety check was introduced in 2011 but was not used until terrorist attacks in Paris and London. The feature was used to send notification to friends and loved ones of those who checked confirming they have been marked as safe, but this feature wasn’t given a dedicated button until now.

We can’t be 100%  careful but we sure need all the help we can get to ensure we are safe from danger and harm at all times and ‘safety check’ is one of those measures put in place to ensure that we are safe.

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