The Social Media networking platform, Facebook, has just activated its “Safety Check” feature for Nigerians when bomb blasts occur.
The feature was activated after the technology firm came under heavy criticism from users over being selective in the use of its feature. The feature was normally not used for bomb blasts but natural disasters but it was specially activated for the Paris gun and bomb attacks.
The feature allow users to mark themselves safe after an occurrence and for easy identification. Also, the profile picture feature used in solidarity with the French feature have also been activated for Nigerians as many citizens of the country have been seen to use the feature on their profile picture.
Meanwhile, Facebook Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has said in a post on his Facebook page that the feature would now be used more frequently.
He said it was decided after the Paris attacks last week, to use Safety Check for more tragic events like this going forward.
Alex Schultz, Facebook Vice President of Growth, said Facebook decided to activate the feature as news of the Paris attacks unfolded because of the level of activity on its 1.55-billion-user network.
He said people in Paris were posting to let their friends and family know they were safe.