Today morning, a powerful earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale rocked northeastern India and to let friends and relatives of those people who are currently there that they are safe Facebook has activated its safety check tool. To make use of safety check tool, one has to be a Facebook user.
Even during the Chennai floods, Facebook had activated the safety check tool. “Tremors were also felt in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal. If you appear to be nearby, we will send you a notification to access Safety Check so you can share that you are safe and see that people you care about are safe as well,” Mark Zuckerberg posted on Facebook.
He further wrote, “My thoughts are with everyone in the affected areas. May you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.”