Facebook is in the process to introduce the Safety Check feature in Workplace, its messaging service for businesses to help organizations locate their people in a crisis.
“With Safety Check, if a crisis arises, organisations can identify who may be affected, send multiple modes of notification, and monitor employee responses. And they can do it fast. Safety Check for Workplace will be available in early 2019,” Facebook said in a blog post.
Safety Check was launched in 2014 by the social networking giant to provide its users a simple and easy way to let friends and family know they are safe in a crisis and check on others in the affected area.
Millions of people have used Safety Check since its launch.
The announcement of the Safety Check tool for Workplace was made on Tuesday at the Flow, the inaugural leadership summit from Workplace by Facebook held at Menlo Park, California.
Facebook also announced a number of new features designed to make work better, smarter, and faster for people on Workplace.
Among those features was the “Do Not Disturb” status that allows users to turn off notifications in Workplace and Workplace Chat to let colleagues know when they are not available.
“Simply turn off notifications across mobile and desktop at the touch of a button to maintain your Flow, finish that slide, or just take a break,” Facebook said.
Facebook also rolled out a feature for people who are in multi-company groups to work together using Workplace Chat.
(With agency inputs)