Facebook updates crisis response tools, adds WhatsApp integration

Facebook updates crisis response tools, adds WhatsApp integration

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https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/02/facebook-updates-crisis-response-tools-adds-whatsapp-integration/

Facebook is expanding Crisis Response, its diaster-reporting and communications feature that’s been used in 300 crises in over 80 countries. The company today is announcing several new features, including WhatsApp integration, support for first-hand information sharing, and an expansion of its “Data for Good” tools for things like better disaster and displacement maps.

Crisis Response originally grew out of a handful of features that help family, friends, and communities support one another in the wake of a disaster. A couple of years ago, Facebook organized these tools — like Safety Check, Community Help, and Fundraisers — all under a centralized “Crisis Response” centralized hub.