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Snapchat launches 'Coronavirus: The Latest' in Discover to provide coverage about the pandemic

Snapchat is the latest social media platform to take steps to provide users with authoritative information about the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.The firm is launching ‘Coronavirus: The Latest’ in Discover to provide up-to-date new coverage and information about the virus when users first open the page.

The new feature will pull data from the World Health Organization and UK’s National Health, as well as from credible news sources and display messages from the White House coronavirus task force.The hub is set to be released in the US and UK first and will roll out globally ‘soon, according to Mashable.

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Snapchat is launching ‘Coronavirus: The Latest’ in Discover to provide up-to-date new coverage and information about the virus when users first open the pageThe World Health Organization (WHO) has its own Snapchat channel and the UKs National Health has launched its Wednesday, as many people are shifting to social media platform to stay informed about the pandemic.

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It will also play Stories for other users showing how they are dealing with being lockdown during the outbreak.Earlier this month Snapchat rushed out the release of its specialist mental health support tool to help its users cope with the toll of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Earlier this month Snapchat rushed out the release of its specialist mental health support tool to help its users cope with the toll of the coronavirus pandemic The feature, called Here For You, allows users to obtain guidance from official sources as well as find advice related to anxiety, depression, stress, suicidal thoughts, grief and bullying.

 Snap, the company that owns the photo messaging app, was intending to unveil the feature in April but moved up the timeline in light of the severity of COVID-19.  The firm is working with charities in the US and UK to assist people with their mental health and says it intends to expand to other territories soon.

   



The feature, called Here For You, allows users to obtain guidance from expert sources related to anxiety, depression, stress, suicidal thoughts, grief and bullyingIn Britain, users can use the tool to reach Young Minds, The Samaritans and Diana Award.US users, the other major market for Snap, will be able.

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