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Brussels Attacks: Facebook Offers Crucial Info With Safety Check

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | March 22, 2016

Brussels Attacks: Facebook Offers Crucial Info With Safety Check

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An application normally scoured for pop culture updates and images of friends became a tremendous help on Tuesday as Brussels was rocked by terrorist attacks.

Facebook, that frequent time waster, actually turned out to be a crucial app for friends and family to check in with loved ones in the wake of truly horrifying acts of terror.

As NBC News reports, the social media app activated its Safety Check innovation to allow concerned individuals an avenue for information.

While it activated the feature, the report does point to concern over the actual immediacy of Facebook’s activation period, pointing to various tweets that expressed a need for the feature to be switched on.

Thankfully, it was triggered, which hopefully went a long way to helping many around Brussels find loved ones amid such horror.

For those not familiar, Facebook Safety Check is an innovation launched to help people find friends and family during extremely distressing moments in time, such as a terror attack.

Launched in 2014, the following video highlights the innovation and how it works:

On Tuesday, many were able to check in to find out what really is the most important information you can have at this time.

As of this writing, CNN reports at least 30 people have died and over 200 have been injured in terrorist attacks at two locations in Brussels.

Concerned parties can check the current Safety Check zone in Brussels.

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