Facebook announced a new feature to help users broadcast their well-being and check on friends and family members who may have been affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, or tsunamis. The new feature is called “Safety Check”
“Safety Check” will be available globally on iOS, Android and desktops. If you’re in the affected area when a natural disaster strikes, Facebook will send a push notification asking if you’re safe. “Safety Check” will determine your location based on information such as the city list on your profile, the location where you’re using the Internet, and Nearby Friends
If you receive a push notification and are not in the location of the disaster and you are safe, then mark the option for it, and Facebook will send a notification to your friends and post to their news feeds that you’re OK.
If you have friends in the affected area, Facebook will notify you about the ones who have marked themselves safe. You can also click the notification to take you to the Safety Check bookmark that will display a list of their updates. Only your friends will see your safety status and any comments you share.
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