Facebook s Safety Check efforts have been noticeable in recent weeks. In its last update, Facebook integrated Safety Check as a permanent feature on its mobile app and desktop version. Facebook has now introduced a new center called Crisis Response. Serving as a common platform, Crisis center will allow you to access Facebook s tools including Safety Check, Community Help, and Fundraisers, and also provide additional information on crises. Also Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!Also Read - What happens to your Facebook account after you die?
Facebook s Crisis Response center will be available in a few weeks on its desktop and mobile app. On the desktop version, Crisis Response center will be visible on the homepage. Smartphone users will find the Crisis Response under the Menu section. Facebook s crisis response tools will work the same way under this new platform. To recall, Safety Check allows one to mark them safe if they re in an affected area.
With Community Help, you can either ask for help, or provide some to affected communities. Similarly, Fundraisers help people create funds and donate them to crisis affected people and organizations involved in providing relief support. In addition to this, Facebook will also start providing more information along with the crisis response tools. You will start seeing public posts like articles, photos, and videos related to the ongoing crisis on your Newsfeed. ALSO READ: Hurricane Irma: Facebook event created to turn away hurricane with regular fans
Facebook says that this will help people have access to more information about a crisis in one place . Facebook will also make Safety Check activation more prominent on your newsfeed as part of spreading helpful information online. ALSO READ: Facebook creates data map of humans in 23 countries
Facebook s crisis response tools have gained much visibility and importance. In light of recent natural disasters, Facebook helped create funds over $10 million to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The social media giant also started a fundraising campaign for victims of floods in South Asia, and itself donated $1 million. RELATED: Facebook raises funds for victims of Harvey, South Asian floods