Now Facebook To Have User-Activated Safety Checks |

Now Facebook To Have User-Activated Safety Checks

Will allow users to activate emergency alarms on their own, and communicate their status to closest contact immediately.


Last year, following a lot of the natural disasters taking place, Facebook had launched the 'Safety check' feature, which allowed one's friend and close network individuals know their status, during the emergency situations. Looking at the positive implications it had on people, especially those located in distant geographies, Facebook is now working on creating a safety check feature, which users can activate themselves, to let close friends and family know of their latest status, during emergencies. This announcement came from CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who was speaking at the Luiss University in Rome, where he revealed it during a Q&A session.

Zuckerberg explained, "If we're building a community product, this is one of the moments of truth for us. When Safety Check got started a couple of years ago, it was only for natural disasters. Unfortunately since then we've had to expand it to terrorist attacks too, because that's just been too common over the last few years. The next thing we need to do is make it so that communities can trigger it themselves when there is some disaster." 

However, as per details available thus far, it is not yet known, when the feature would go live, and how it will turn out. But like most things Facebook, this will only be known as a surprise introduction.

TAGS: Facebook, Safety, Mark Zuckerberg