Facebook’s Safety Check feature which has been there for quite some time and lets others know that you’re safe during an emergency, now has a dedicated page.
Safety Check tab displays a promotional photo which is essentially a news feed of catastrophes — including a collapse, a fire, and a typhoon. It allows users to mark themselves as “safe” and also allows them to explore disasters “around the world.”
Recently, Facebook added the ability for people to make donations and offer help during unfortunate events, so creating a dedicated place where users can find all of them makes some sense.
Facebook said in a post,
“Safety Check helps our community let loved ones know they are safe during a crisis, find and give help, as well as learn more about a crisis. There’s now a single place to go to see where Safety Check has recently been activated, get the information you need and potentially be able to help affected areas.”
Even with the update, the feature is still pretty hidden inside the app. On mobile, users have to go to the far right screen and scroll down until they find the icon.
Facebook says the new update will be gradually rolling out over “the upcoming weeks,” beginning today.