Mon, 3 APR 2017


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Russian social network “Classmates” on 3 April for the first time used a function to check user security in connection with the explosion in the subway of St. Petersburg.

Feature allows users of the social network to check whether friends and relatives, located in St. Petersburg, write them a message and set the appropriate status. In addition, the service offers to find the latest information on the situation in the region and to clarify the phone numbers of emergency services, writes vc.ru.

In turn, management of “Vkontakte” organized notifications about the explosion. Social network offers the users located in the region, generate an automatic response for your friends and followers about your condition. After confirming on the wall appears “I’m all right.”

It is reported that the company Mail .ru Group, which includes “Classmates” and “Vkontakte”, has an agreement with the Ministry of emergencies about alerts users in the event of any incident or emergency. Today, the delivery was arranged after 2.5 hours after the first reports about the incident. A similar Safety Check feature in Facebook was available after 30-40 minutes after the incident.

The explosion in the subway of Saint Petersburg occurred at about 14:40 Moscow time on a stage from station “Moskovskaya” to the station “Institute of Technology”. Subsequently became known that at the same time at the station “Ploschad Vosstaniya” defused another improvised explosive device. According to the health Ministry, the blast killed ten, injured 40 people. The incident is officially recognized as a terrorist act.