Facebook is giving its ‘Safety Check’ a permanent home in its app and desktop, and that’s not good news for humanity.
‘Safety Check’ is a Facebook feature that lets you check whether friends and family are safe following a crisis near their location.
The change comes following the recent attacks in Barcelona, Spain and Charlottesville in the U.S. Yes, bad news for humanity, disasters, even if not always caused by man, are becoming more frequent on our good old planet Earth.
A dedicated button is now available to users in the app’s navigation menu and as a menu item on the Facebook website. According to Facebook, both are gradually rolling out to users starting today, and every user should have access to the feature over the next few weeks.
The ‘Safety Check’ button will give you a glimpse of all disasters around the world (erm, no ok thanks). You will be able to check updates from friends who marked themselves as safe, as well as offers of help. Users will not be able to trigger their own ‘Safety check,’ thank god for that.