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Amber Alerts Instagram Feature Help Find Missing Children, Officially Launched!

The Instagram Amber Alerts feature is here to help search for missing children. The presence of this feature is quite unique and interesting.

Amber Alert is the term used for warnings related to child abductions.

Through its official blog some time ago, Instagram said that Ambers Alerts started rolling June 1, 2022.

Furthermore, this new feature will be available for a full 25 countries in the next few weeks.

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Official Amber Alerts Instagram Features slide

Instagram has launched a new feature on its platform in early June 2022. The feature carries the name Amber Alert.

This feature is here to notify users about missing children in the surrounding area.

Amber Alerts comes with a special design for users to share with friends on the platform. Then disseminate further information related to the missing child.

This users can do by sharing details such as photos, descriptions, as well as the location of the alleged abduction.

The Instagram Amber Alerts feature is inspired by the “Do Your Magic” trend on the internet. Where social media users help each other in various emergency situations.

In addition, the Amber Alert feature has actually been present on Facebook since 2015.

Meta mentions that the feature has helped hundreds of cases that harm children in the United States and around the world.

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How the Amber Alerts Feature Works

The Amber Alerts feature from Instagram will provide information related to missing children. Starting from descriptions, photos, missing locations, and various other information from the family looking for it.

Next, Instagram will notify users who are in the search area, based on the user’s IP address.

This feature will be location specific based on information on the user’s profile, IP address, and location services if it is active.

Instagram is developing the Amber Alerts feature with various organizations in collaboration. Such as the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US and the International Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the National Crime Agency in the UK.

Then the Attorney General’s office in Mexico, as well as the Australian Federal Police.

Instagram’s newest feature will be available in 25 countries in the next few weeks. Including Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Ecuador, Belgium, Greece, Guatemala, Ireland, Korea, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Jamaica, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania, South Africa, Netherlands, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom, and United States of America.

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Instagram is currently planning to expand Amber Alerts to more countries. Hopefully, this feature will also be available soon for Instagram users in Indonesia.

The Instagram Amber Alerts feature will be available on Android and iOS devices and will be expanding gradually. Through this feature, he hopes to help keep children safe from various kidnapping attempts. (R10/HR-Online)

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