Facebook Adds “Drives” Feature in Community Help Hub to Promote Charity

We are living in a modern day and age where a lot of people are struggling to survive as easily as they used to. The coronavirus pandemic has caused widespread destruction, not just because of the fact that people are dying of the illness itself but also because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up reducing the number of jobs that are available as well as shrinking the wider economy of the world at the end of the day.

Facebook has been trying hard to help communities deal with various kinds of disasters that would afflict them. Their Community Help hub, launched in 2017, has been a big part of this mission. It has come in particularly handy during the 2020 pandemic, a sign that Facebook actually has a pretty good knack for predicting what kind of features might suddenly end up becoming necessary in the near future.

A new feature that is coming to this hub is “Drives”. Currently available only in America, the way this feature works is that it allows you to see what items people might need in terms of charitable as well as take part in as much charity as possible. It is basically meant to be somewhat of a centralized hub that would make it so that everyone would find it a bit easier to take part in charity drives.

Creating a charity drive of your own is quite easy. You can just post it to the hub and anyone that finds it to be a worthwhile cause would end up participating in it. This will help communities take care of each other in a really big way, and it will help Facebook get some much needed help in restoring its image and giving people the impression that it is a company that actually cares about the betterment of humanity. While this does not change the fact that Facebook is responsible for a lot of user privacy violations and other problems in the world, this viewed in isolation is definitely a good move from a company that has the power to do a lot of good.


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