Paris Attacks Show Full Potential Of Facebook's Safety Check Feature
Friday's attacks in Paris set a new precedent for Facebook's Safety Check feature that allows users to notify their friends and family they are safe.By Zach Toombs | November 16, 2015
One of the original uses of Facebook, and something it's still good for, is simply checking in on friends and family. That gets especially important when you think someone might be in danger.
The Safety Check feature asks users in areas affected by, say, an earthquake or a shooting to confirm they're OK by answering a message the site shoots out to them.
Facebook rolled it out in 2014, but Friday's attacks in Paris put the safety check on its biggest stage yet.