Facebook Just Gave Its Safety Check Feature More Muscle

Safety Check was introduced in October 2014, and it has been activated more than 600 times

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Facebook Wednesday announced four updates to its Safety Check feature: the addition of Fundraisers within Safety Check, expanded availability of the social network’s Community Help features, personal notes for better context and crisis descriptions.

The social network introduced Safety Check in October 2014, and vice president of social good Naomi Gleit said in a Newsroom post that it has been activated more than 600 times.

Facebook said in an email to Social Pro Daily that more than 22,000 users donated more than $450,000 through the social network to support the One Love Manchester Fund, adding that following floods in Brazil last month, there were some 9,000 listings from local people offering and seeking help in Community Help.

Gleit provided further details on the four updates to Safety Check:

Introducing Fundraisers in Safety Check: Following a crisis, one way people give and request help is through fundraising.



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