Facebook expands local alerts across the United States

Facebook has just announced that it’s expanding access to all eligible Pages in the US to local alerts by the end of 2019. The new feature is meant to help local governments and first responders keep people in their communities safe, Facebook claims.

It’s the next logical step for the social network, which has partnered with local authorities across the country to test the new feature since early 2018. The concept is quite simple: when authorities mark posts as local alerts, Facebook is making sure it amplifies their reach so that people living in an affected community are much more likely …

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