Using social media to let family & friends know you’re safe during crisis

GATLINBURG (WATE) – In light of the massive fire in Gatlinburg, Monday evening, Facebook has implemented its safety feature to allow users to let their family and friends know they’re safe, called Safety Check.

The feature allows people to connect with friends and loved ones during a disaster.

Here’s how it works, if you’re near a major crisis Facebook will send a notification asking if you’re safe.

When prompted, if you’re ok, click or tap the “I’m safe” button to let friends immediately.

According to Facebook, they will also let you know when friends say they’re safe.


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