24.03 2020 11:42h

FACEBOOK ADDS A COVID-19 INFORMATION PANEL

Facebook is playing its part to keep users informed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Facebook is taking its role as a sharing platform seriously amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, as the social network has recently announced that it will be releasing a new COVID-19 Information Center panel. This panel will be located and  highlighted at the top of every user's News Feed, according to Social Media Today.

This new information panel will feature the latest official news and updates regarding the coronavirus outbreak and will also include links to redirect users to helpful articles, videos and posts regarding social distancing, self-isolation and the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.

"People can also follow the Coronavirus Information Center to receive updates from health authorities directly in their News Feed," Facebook says according to Social Media Today. "And starting in the US, people will see features to help them connect with local groups and ask for or offer help within their community."

Facebook has provided a range of efforts in order to assist users by providing information amidst the evolving pandemic and within these efforts Facebook has:

The list above has been published by Social Media Today. 

"The new information center panels will initially be rolled out to users in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, the UK and the US, before expanding to more countries "in the coming days"," Facebook says according to Social Media Today.

With this latest informative feature, Facebook is stepping up its role as a social media platform in order to keep its users informed and educated regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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