Facebook Safety Check is an easy way to stay connected with friends and loved ones during a disaster. If you’re near a natural disaster, you can tell friends if you’re safe and check to see if they’re safe, too. Here’s what Zuckerberg said about the launch.
“Today we announced the launch of Safety Check on Facebook.
Over the last few years there have been many disasters and crises where people have turned to the Internet for help. Each time, we see people use Facebook to check on their loved ones and see if they’re safe. Connecting with people is always valuable, but these are the moments when it matters most.
Safety Check is our way of helping our community during natural disasters and gives you an easy and simple way to say you’re safe and check on all your friends and family in one place.
It’s meaningful to be in Tokyo to announce this because the great earthquake and tsunami a few years ago inspired us to build the first version of this for Japan. Now we’re glad to have this ready to serve everyone in the world.”
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