Facebook Adds to Safety Check's Tool Belt
Facebook today updated its Safety Check feature by rounding out the set of tools found within. To start, it is now possible to start and/or support a fundraiser directly from within Safety Check. Facebook says this can help kickstart the process of gathering needed funds. Facebook is bringing its Community Help tool to Safety Check as well, which makes it simple for people to ask for and find specific types of help from their community members. People will now also be able to share personal notes on their Safety Check News Feed, so friends and loved ones can read more about what might have transpired. Last, Facebook says it will attempt to provide more information about specific crises as they unfold through verified accounts. Making all this information available under the Safety Check umbrella should help people experiencing crises or other events find what they need more quickly. The tools are rolling out over the next few weeks.
May 1, 2018
Facebook today made a significant number of additions to its platform that will lead to more features for end users over time. For example, a new tool will allow Facebook users to post to their Facebook Stories directly through third-party apps.
Aug 2, 2017
Microsoft today said the latest version of Skype for Android and iOS devices makes it possible to send funds to other Skype users via PayPal. Users will be able to send money through PayPal without leaving the Skype app.
Feb 8, 2017
Facebook today updated its Safety Check functionality with a new way to help people in need of assistance. The Community Help tool is meant to allow users to find and give assistance during times of crisis.
Mar 30, 2017
Facebook today made it easier for people to raise money to cover a variety of unexpected costs. Facebook is starting with six types of fundraising categories to help cover education expenses, medical costs, pet medical costs, crisis relief from natural disasters, personal emergency relief from house fires or theft, and funeral and loss expenses, such as burials.
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.