At a time when Facebook is facing ‘unusual’ demand for its services, the company is encouraging consumers to help their neighbors.
The most popular social networking site has announced an extension to its Feature Community Help to help those affected by the Corona virus outbreak.
Following this new update, Facebook will be able to offer affected users a variety of items such as transport, rations, children’s goods and more by posting.
Similarly, if anyone needs help or support, he or she can post his or her own needs by filtering people’s posts.
This page will also link to fundraisers and Facebook’s Corona Virus Information Center.
This feature is currently being introduced in the US and will be rolling out to the UK, Australia, Canada and France in the next few days.
However, the company says it will be available to consumers in other countries around the world in the coming weeks.
Such a feature was previously available to consumers during Crisis Response Tools as a natural disaster.
But these tools are usually localized by Facebook for areas affected by a natural disaster or emergency.
This community help feature is different.
Earlier, on March 19, Facebook announced the introduction of the Corona Virus Information Center newsfeed on top.
This information center is a new feature of Facebook aimed at spreading the useful information provided by governments and medical researchers regarding the virus while minimizing the spread of misinformation.
The information center will be updated in real time, while new information and suggestions will be provided from other official sources, including the World Health Organization.
Similarly, Facebook banned ads for the treatment of the Corona virus, while the World Health Organization announced a $ 200 million advertising site.
The Corona virus information hub has also been introduced on its Facebook application as well as its messaging application Messenger.
This information hub also aims to prevent the spread of false information online.
The messenger statement said that the center would provide users with resources to help them connect with their friends, family, office colleagues, students, teachers and others during home quarantine.
Similarly, Facebook Messenger has introduced a program for governments and global health organizations around the world to spread the information about Corona virus in a timely manner.
Under this program, messenger developers will be connected to government agencies to facilitate the development of apps and chatbots, so that people can be informed about the latest outbreaks, answers to questions, and more. ۔
Pakistan is one of the first countries to join the new Facebook Messenger program and introduce a chatbot.
Facebook, a blog said that the Ministry of National Health of Argentina, UNICEF and Pakistan has started using Messenger to share Cod19 information.
You can find different information about Corona virus in Pakistan by visiting this link.
Prime Minister’s Assistant Special Health Minister Dr. Zafar Mirza said in the program, “Facebook’s support for the global crisis of Corona virus is very important to raise public awareness and provide vital medical tips to the citizens, with the help of Messenger. It will help us provide authentic information to those who want to know the latest information about the Corona virus, while keeping the helpline open for more important cases. ‘
Facebook-owned WhatsApp introduced the WhatsApp Corona virus patch on its website to reach more people with authentic information about the Corona virus, where people are exposed to the rapidly spreading epidemic worldwide. Access to information is ensured.
The Corona virus information feature introduced by the WhatsApp has been presented not only with the support of global healthcare organizations, but also by the messaging application to ensure accurate information delivery in this feature. Has worked with.
But in addition to providing accurate information to millions of WhatsApp users, the World Health Organization has also introduced a Health Alert or Chatbot that provides statistics, answers to various questions and other information.
For this purpose, save the phone message to +41 79 893 1892 and send hi message on it, opening the menu in front of you, which can be accessed through various emojis.