Facebook Releases dedicated tab for Safety Check


Facebook has made a permanent page for Safety Check, its feature for letting others know that you’re safe during an emergency.


The results are pretty eerie. A promotional photo shows the Safety Check page displaying what’s essentially a news feed of catastrophes — including a collapse, a fire, and a typhoon — and people marking themselves safe. You can even explore disasters “around the world.”

It’s a little unsettling, but Facebook seems to have built it out in recognition of the terrorist attacks and extreme weather events that happen on an unfortunately regular basis.