Snapchat’s health tool

New mental Snapchat’s health tool will offer helpful intervention

Snapchat is launching a search tool called Here For You that will surface “safety resources” from mental health experts when users search for sensitive topics like anxiety depression suicide and bullying the company announced Tuesday.

New mental Snapchat’s health tool will offer helpful intervention

For instance if a user searched for “thinspo” (content that may skew to be pro-anorexia) the search results would intervene with content by experts Fast Company reports. While parent company Snap did not elaborate on how often these kinds of searches occur on Snapchat, the platform has one of the youngest audiences of any social media platform. It reaches 90 percent of 13- to 24-year-olds, a group who may be most vulnerable to bullying or suggestive content.

Snapchat was built with privacy at its core  starting with ephemerality and designed to let people be themselves without the pressure of being judged by others, according to the company’s blog post.

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