2 Modern Ways Connecting Missing Travelers In Nepal & Loved Ones


Facebook Safety Check feature Nepal Earthquake

Travelers in the Nepal area: there are 2 modern ways for you to spread the word about your safety status. For families of these travelers, the world’s biggest tech companies have features for you to stay informed regarding the wellbeing of your loved ones currently missing in Nepal.

SEE ALSO: 11 Organizations Needing Your Support For Earthquake Victims In Nepal

First, inspired by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami in 2011, Facebook has launched a new feature: Facebook Safety Check allows FB users to update their safety statuses at the site of a natural disaster (in this case, the 7.8 earthquake). It also lets other users update notifications when someone they know is also safe.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, released a statement on his profile page:

When disasters happen, people need to know their loved ones are safe. It’s moments like this that being able to connect really matters.

Mark Zuckerberg Nepal Earthquake

Google’s Person Finder is also another tool which operates similar to a database for missing people. The feature was first launched in 2010, and was put to use during natural disasters in recent years.

Google Person Finder Nepal EarthquakeTo donate to various organizations helping with Nepal earthquake’s relief efforts, please visit here



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