Facebook activates Safety Check feature after Quetta blast


Leading social networking website, Facebook activated its “Safety Check” service today after a bomb blast took place at Quetta’s Civil Hospital.

In the case of any disaster, you can tell friends if you’re safe and check to see if they’re safe, too via Facebook’s Safety Check feature.

According to the media reports, more than 50 people have died, most of them lawyers. According to Samaa News, the blast took place soon after several lawyers brought dead body of President Balochistan Bar Association Bilal Kasi for the autopsy, who was earlier gunned down on Mannu Jan road.

Soon after the blast, Facebook activated its Safety Check feature.

Earlier in March, Facebook got into trouble after it mistakenly activated its safety check notification for users all around the world after a blast hit Lahore’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park. It started sending safety warning to all around the world including North America, Austria, Israel, and UAE.

Without mentioning any area of the explosion, Facebook sent a notification which read “Have you been affected by the blast?”

This feature is designed to ask users about their safety after any unfortunate event takes place in a particular area. The function was first revealed after the Fukushima tsunami in Japan.

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