Facebook sets up Safety Check in Orlando

Feature alerts family, friends after marking yourself "safe"


ORLANDO, Fla. – Facebook set up a Safety Check feature on Sunday following the mass shooting at Pulse Orlando nightclub that claimed the lives of 50 people and injured 53 others.

LINK: About Facebook Safety Check

If you are in the vicinity of a crisis, Facebook will ask if you're okay. 

Users can click the "I'm Safe" button, which alerts their family and friends via Facebook that they're okay.

You can also check a list of friends who may be affected by the disaster.