Twitter, FB find new ways to motivate people to stay safe

Chennai: Facebook has said it will remind users to wear protective masks using its broad reach.

‘With the rise in Covid-19 cases in the US, we’re putting an alert at the top of Facebook and Instagram to remind everyone to wear face coverings,’ the social media giant said in a statement.

Twitter is using a different approach to push users to wear masks. The company has had a long-standing demand from users for an ‘edit tweet’ button. The company has laid a simple condition for users to get that.

‘You can have an edit button when everyone wears a mask,’ said a tweet from the official Twitter account, which was shared some 93,000 times within an hour.

Twitter is estimated to have over 320 million active users, and many have been asking the platform to add a feature which would allow them to edit posts once they have been published.