Popular social networking service Facebook first introduced its Safety Check feature back in 2015. The company has now introduced the same feature on its Facebook Lite app. As the name suggest, the Facebook Lite app is available in more than 100 countries and it offers an easier way for people in areas with low connectivity to let friends and family know they are safe following a crisis.
Facebook Lite is designed for people to access Facebook in areas with low connectivity or limited internet, and is being used by people in 55 languages. The software uses less data, installs fast, loads quickly and works on lower-end devices and slower networks.
Presently, Safety Check has been activated more than 1,000 times in countries around the world and has already notified people that their families and friends are safe more than 3 billion times.
In an official statement the company said, “Our goal is to build tools that help keep people safe and make it easier to get the help you need to recover from a crisis. By making Safety Check available on Facebook Lite, even more people will be able to easily connect with friends and family to let them know that they’re safe following a crisis and check on others.”
Recently, Facebook completed 14 years and to mark the occasion, the social networking giant rolled a special feature which enabled users to give customised awards to any of their friends. The company also celebrated the Friends Day with a series of short films that highlight five remarkable friendships from around the world.