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FB launches community help feature in Bangladesh

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 18 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Facebook has launched community help feature in Bangladesh to make it easier for people to help those impacted by Covid-19.

This is part of Facebook’s ongoing efforts to support people with information and resources that they need during the pandemic, said a press release.

Local pages such as blood banks, community organisations and local non-profit organisations can also use this tool.

They will be able to post requests for help within their local community for everything from supplies to services. They can also respond to posts or create new posts to let others know what they are offering, as an individual or page.

Facebook advises everyone using the feature to follow local guidelines to stay safe and help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The social media company works with partners in Bangladesh and around the world to increase health awareness and help build online communities for positive impact.

So far, 11 million Bangladeshis have signed up using Facebook’s blood donations feature to play a role in reducing critical blood shortage in the country.

The community help feature can also help bring people together and keep them connected in times of need.