France Terror Attack In Nice: Facebook Activates Safety Check Tool

Posted: Jul 15 2016, 12:24am CDT | by , Updated: Jul 15 2016, 12:34am CDT, in News | Latest Political News


France terror Attack in Nice: Facebook activates Safety Check Tool
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Facebook on Friday turned on its Safety Check feature after a large truck mowed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, killing at least 80 people.

You can check the safety of your Facebook Friends on this page. The Facebook Safety Check tool is explained here.

The feature allows people to notify their friends if they are in the affected area and mark themselves as safe.

A click or tap on the "I'm Safe" button lets friends and loved ones know straight away. Users can also check to see whether their friends are safe too.

"Last month, we began testing features that allow people to both initiate and share Safety Check on Facebook," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.

"We hope the people in the area find the tool a helpful way to let their friends and family know they are OK," the spokesperson added.

The feature was activated in early June after the deadly attack on a Florida night club that claimed the lives of 49 people.

Less than two weeks later, Facebook activated Safety Check feature for users after a suicide attack that killed 45 people at Istanbul's Ataturk airport.

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