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Facebook centralizes the tools for moments of crisis

SAN JOSÉ, California – Facebook has launched a new tool to help in crisis situations.

Chris Cox, the product manager for Facebook, announced on Tuesday during the F8 developer conference that the social network will launch a new center on the platform where it will centralize all information pertinent to any emergency or tragedy that is taking place at any given time.

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Called “Crisis Response”, the center will gather the functions of Safety Check (where users affected by the emergency can notify that they are safe), Community Help (where neighbors and other users can help people affected by the crisis), and Fundraisers (a function to raise funds to help victims).

In addition, added Cox, as part of these changes, affected users or who are close to the scene, can share articles, videos and photos to alert others about the conditions where they are.

Facebook did not say when exactly this update will arrive

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Written by Kyle Frost

Kyle is the cheif editor of Today's Android. He's from Manchester, London. He's responsible for covering news from UK and around the globe.

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