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Facebook activates Safety Check feature following Sunda Strait tsunami

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, December 23, 2018  /  05:11 pm
Facebook activates Safety Check feature following Sunda Strait tsunami

Facebook users can check for the latest news about the Sunda Strait tsunami through the Crisis Response tool on Facebook’s homepage. (Shutterstock/Chinnapong)

Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature following the Sunda Strait tsunami on Saturday night.

Introduced in 2014, the feature allows users in the affected area to inform their friends and families on Facebook whether they are safe by marking themselves safe. Users can also mark friends as safe if they happen to be together.

Read also: Seventeen loses band members in Sunda Strait tsunami

Besides the Safety Check feature, kompas.com  reported that users can also check the latest news about the Sunda Strait tsunami on the Crisis Response tool available on the left-hand side of Facebook’s homepage.

The tsunami lashed beaches in Lampung and Banten at about 9:30 p.m. At least 168 people were killed, while hundreds of others were injured. (jes/asw)

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