Workplace By Facebook Can Now Deploy Facebook’s Safety Check Feature

Several other updates were revealed at the Flow leadership summit this week

Facebook has brought its Safety Check—which enables people to check on the status of friends and family during times of crisis and lets those in affected areas mark themselves as safe—to its Workplace by Facebook enterprise solution for businesses.

The social network introduced Safety Check in October 2014, and it announced at its Flow leadership summit in Menlo Park, Calif., this week that the feature was being extended to its answer to Slack.

Workplace by Facebook said in a blog post that the move was a response to feedback from its clients that current tools for managing crisis response at scale were too slow and cumbersome for the modern work environment, and Facebook chief information officer Atish Banerjea and vice president of enterprise engineering Anil Wilson provided further details on the deployment in a separate blog post.

Banerjea and Wilson said companies’ system administrators should enable the Safety Check tool and designate a safety team...



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