Covid-19: Facebook aims its Messenger at coronavirus battle


  • Facebook Premium
  • Monday, 23 Mar 2020

The social network also invited software savants to take part in an online ‘hackathon’ aimed at creating ways to use Messenger to ease social-distancing and deliver accurate information about the pandemic, according to Chudnovsky. — AFP

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on March 23 began enlisting outside developers to create ways its Messenger service can help health organisations battling the novel coronavirus.

The social network also invited software savants to take part in an online “hackathon” aimed at creating ways to use Messenger to ease social-distancing and deliver accurate information about the pandemic, according to Messenger vice-president Stan Chudnovsky in a blog post.

Article type: metered
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Messenger

   

Next In Tech News

Performing artistes push for copyright protection from AI deepfakes Premium
New app urges people to report shark sightings in US Premium
Pakistan TikTok star faces backlash over forest fire video Premium
‘Twitter philanthropy’ reveals chasms in US social safety net Premium
Tesla wants China staff to stay in factory bubble until mid-June Premium
SpaceX paid US$250,000 to settle Elon Musk sexual harassment claim, Insider reports Premium
Computer chip giant ASML places big bets on a tiny future Premium
Elon Musk’s Starlink plans to provide Internet access via satellite in Malaysia Premium
Hive mind: Tunisia beekeepers abuzz over early warning system Premium
Amazon threatened workers over union vote, US labour officials find Premium

Others Also Read