Snapchat has launched Here For You tool to coincide with Safer Internet Day on 11th February. The app plans to direct its users to expert articles whenever they search for mental health problems.
Snapchat launched a set tools of mental health and wellness to coincide with Safer Internet Day on 11th of February, accessed directly through the application from its search tool for fellow users read on expert articles whenever they search for mental health problems.
It’s currently on beta and will be updated as it arises. Axios stated that “Here For You” is just one of many, which will be rolling out sometime soon this 2020.
The feature works by “surfac[ing] a special section” containing specifically about depression, suicide, and anxiety when a user searches certain words that may indicate they could be struggling with their mental health, according to Axios.
For example, when user searched for the term “anxiety” a show called “Chill Pill” will appear in the result, which is dedicated to help people cope with anxiety.
Snapchat had hopped on the cause for mental health and awareness programs in their own way by integrating such on their platform. Pinterest for one, also launched a series of emotional wellness activities that people can access through searching certain related keywords. Instagram had done similar as well for years, in terms of anti-bullying topics to provide safer space for users in the platform.