Facebook creates Community Help tool so users can aid each other after disasters

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Facebook just made it a lot easier for users to find and give help in the wake of crises and disasters.

The social media company has created Community Help, a new tool tied to the Safety Check feature that lets users ask for and offer help after marking themselves safe during a crisis. Facebook announced the tool at its first Social Good Forum in New York on Thursday.

The tool, which will be tested in December and officially launch in January 2017, will pop up after a user activates Safety Check. Once you mark yourself as safe, Facebook will lead you to a page that shows others’ safety statuses, as well as posts from people offering and looking for help in the area. Read more…

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