Facebook offers safety check for those in Paris

Social media can help in a crisis

Rescue workers gather at victims in the 10th district of Paris, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Several dozen people were killed in a series of unprecedented attacks around Paris on Friday, French President Francois Hollande said, announcing that he was closing the country's borders and declaring a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
Rescue workers gather at victims in the 10th district of Paris, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Several dozen people were killed in a series of unprecedented attacks around Paris on Friday, French President Francois Hollande said, announcing that he was closing the country's borders and declaring a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Facebook is making it easy for people to check on their loved ones who were in Paris during the deadly attacks.

Safety Check allows users who are in the affected area to mark themselves as safe. It also allows users to see if anyone on their friends list is in the affected area, and if they are safe.

To get an update on your friends, click here.

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