The platform presented new tools to be informed in the face of a crisis As part of this update, the platform also introduced links to news, videos and public post photos
The social network Facebook announced a new Crisis Response Center where people will be able to find out more about recent crises and gain access to their incident response tools, including Safety Check and Community Help.
As part of this update, the platform also introduced links to news, videos and public post photos to help people learn more about a crisis.
Crisis Response Center on Facebook
Facebook developed a series of crisis response tools, based on the feedbacks that are posted on the platform. When there is a crisis, people use Facebook to inform friends and family who are well, to learn more about what is going on, and to assist in the recovery efforts of affected communities.
This is how people will be able to access the Crisis Response Center on Facebook in the coming weeks from the Facebook homepage on the desktop or through a menu button on the Facebook app on their mobile phones.
When they are in the page of a crisis the following tools can be visualized:
Safety Check: an easy way to inform your friends and family that you are okay. It will continue to function in the same way as before, and will appear at the top of each crisis page if it is in an area affected by the incident.
Links to news, photos and videos: Public post content related to a crisis can help people better understand what is happening in the affected region.
Community Help: People can seek and offer help such as food, shelter and transportation after any crisis situation.