Facebook Launches "Safety Check" Feature For Major Disasters

The social media giant has announced a feature which allows users to let family and friends know they're safe if they're located in a disaster zone.

Facebook has announced a new "safety check" feature, which lets users tell family and friends they're OK if they're caught in a disaster zone.

The company said work on the feature was prompted by the 2011 Japanese earthquake, which affected an estimated 12.5 million people.

You can watch Facebook's video about "Safety Check" here:

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