Snap said it launched the Here For You search tool a little earlier than planned to help users who may be anxious or stressed by the new corona virus pandemic, according tomedia reports. The Here For tool was first launched in February to provide “safe resources” from mental health professionals when searching for topics such as anxiety, depression, suicide or bullying.
Snap has now added a section for the new corona virus to the tool, “which will provide Snapchatters from ad committee, WHO, THE CDC ,CDC, Crisis Text Line, (UK) NHS and other partners. These partners are creating anxiety content related to the new corona virus,” the company said.
Snap, which had planned to release the tool in April, is now expected to launch ahead of time to make it available to all Snapchat users next week.
Snapchat users are known to be one of the youngest users of all social media platforms. In response, a company spokesman said in a statement provided to The Verge: “Research has shown that whether it’s face-to-face or online, communicating with friends is often the best way to fight loneliness and anxiety. We also know that Snapchatters are very interested in learning about these issues and how they support the friends they are fighting. “