French soldiers patrol in front of the Eiffel Tower on January 7, 2015 in Paris as the capital was placed under the highest alert status after heavily armed gunmen shouting Islamist slogans stormed French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and shot dead at least 12 people in the deadliest attack in France in four decades.
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By Alex Fitzpatrick and Arpita Aneja
November 19, 2015

During the recent attacks in Paris, Facebook activated a feature that let people in the city let their friends and family know they were safe. Called “Safety Check,” the feature grew out of a project created after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan back in 2011.

For everything you need to know about Facebook’s Safety Check, watch the Tech Time video above.

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