Facebook’s New Messenger Hub Shares Tips for Staying Connected Virtually

Today, Facebook unveiled a Coronavirus Community Hub on Messenger that offers tips, authoritative information and other resources to people, communities, and businesses on how they can use Messenger to stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic

Facebook Messenger's new information hub is all about COVID-19 - ZUZUS

This is coming weeks after launching a similar information hub on WhatsApp, its other messaging service.

 

Messenger is used by more than a billion people, and the launch of the coronavirus hub on that platform comes at a time when users are engaging with instant messaging and voice calling more often than they have ever before.

“Around the world, we’ve seen significant increases in people using Messenger for group calls to stay in touch with their loved ones. Globally, 70% more people are participating in group video calls and time spent on group video calls has doubled,” Stan Chudnovsky, VP of Messenger announced.

Through the Coronavirus pandemic, Facebook has stepped up responsibly to fight the virus and disseminate genuine information. Additionally, the company is also working with non-profit organizations such as the WHO to build helplines and has committed to donate millions of dollars.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization’s helpline on WhatsApp has already reached more than 10 million users, days after its launch.

 

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