Snapchat rolls out mental health feature early due to the coronavirus squib

Snapchat rolls out mental health feature early due to the coronavirus

Snapchat has announced the early rollout of its Here For You feature in an attempt to slap an emergency Band-Aid on our collective coronavirus anguish.

To mark Safer Internet Day earlier this year, Snapchat had revealed the upcoming feature intended to direct users to mental health resources when needed.

"Here For You, which will roll out in the coming months, will show safety resources from local experts when Snapchatters search for certain topics, including those related to anxiety, depression, stress, grief, suicidal thoughts, and bullying," the company wrote in a February blog post.

The world already wasn't in the best state a month ago, but things have since taken a dramatic turn south — and everyone's mental health has been impacted as a result. The possibility that our communal coronavirus nightmare could drag on for another 18 months won't have helped, either. Read more...

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