Facebook Brings Suicide Prevention Tools to Messenger and Live
Facebook today outlined several new initiatives it has put in place to help those who may intend to harm themselves. The actions follow a commitment made last month by Facebook CEO mark Zuckerberg to do more to help those in need. The new options include suicide prevention tools built into Facebook Live so people can be helped in real time. Facebook offers live chat support from crisis intervention groups, too, via Facebook Messenger. Facebook also made the process of reporting possible suicides easier with the help of artificial intelligence. Facebook hopes the new tools, available on mobile devices and the web, will help people find help on their own, as well as allow others to intervene when needed.
Facebook Live to Reach Android Phones This Week
Facebook today said it is expanded the availability of its Facebook Live video feature to people who use Android devices. Until now, the feature had been restricted to Apple iPhones.
Facebook to Turn Messenger Into a Platform for Apps
Facebook today announced Messenger Platform, an expansion of its messaging application that will let developers tap into key features. Facebook envisions Messenger Platform as new place for people to express themselves and share content.
Facebook Fully Commits to Live Video with New Tools
Facebook today significantly expanded the capabilities of its Live Video feature by adding more ways to connect and share with viewers. First, users can now broadcast live video to small groups or schedule live video events in advance.
Facebook Expands Live Video Streaming to More People
Facebook today said a small percentage of iPhone owners in the U.S. will be able to test streaming live video to their Facebook friends.