Facebook will let users themselves activate Safety Check for emergency situations
At a long discussion at Rome’s Luiss University, on the date of 29th August, Facebook’s CEO confirmed that Facebook is working on a way to allow users to activate its Safety Check instead of only allowing the company to activate the feature.
The feature, launched in 2014, allow users to check into Facebook during an emergency to confirm that they are safe for any friends or family worried about their safety status. Users’ can activate this feature themselves. Although Mark Zuckerberg didn’t clear that exactly how it will work or when it will be rolled out.
Mark Zuckerberg started discussion with the latest topic of unexpected piece of news in Italy Earthquake at the top of the country’s cooperative aware: Safety
Zuckerberg declared that the Company is allocating resources to creating tools that not only let people share stories but keep one another safe.
This topic came up after a participate asked Zuckerberg,” Is [Safety Check] going to change in the future? Will users be able to activate it on their own, perhaps to alert other people?”
Zuckerberg came directly to the point, saying, “Yes, it is. We’re working on that already.”
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Mark Zuckerberg said “following Italy’s earthquake in a recent time, which reported in the deaths of 247 people, the Safety tool was, essential. In Italy almost half of Facebook’s users used the safety check feature to alert roughly 15 million friends and family around the world.”
“When I first learned about the earthquake it made me incredibly sad,” said Zuckerberg regarding the recent disaster. “My first reaction was that we have to do everything we can to help out.”
He also said that when safety Check got started before two years, it was only for natural disasters. Sadly while then they have had to increase it to terrorists’ 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 disasters.
Still, the company is facing some issue for what displays to be selective method to exactly what is measured an emergency that everyone should be alerted about.
Since 2014, the feature has been activated more widely. The goal of the this feature will keeping users both connected and safe can hopefully be better achieved.