The biggest social media platform Facebook announced that it was bringing its disaster control tool called community help to Facebook lite. Facebook lite is the company’s product aimed at connecting people in areas where there is low network connectivity to their family and friends in times of disaster so that they can get the required assistance of food and shelters and also access to information.
Community help was first launched last February after reports indicated that many areas around the globe had limited internet connectivity making it hard to communicate to people in such areas.
Facebook Lite is designed to use less data, install fast, load quickly and work on lower-end devices and slower networks.
Speaking during the launch, Facebook crisis response product Manager Jeong- Suh Choi said that their priority is to build tools that provide people with ways to get the help they need to recover and rebuild after a crisis, and that By making Community Help available on Facebook Lite, more people can get the help they need in times of crisis.
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