Twitter launches dedicated search prompt for disaster relief and awareness efforts

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has launched a dedicated search prompt for users in India. Using the new feature, Twitter users in the country can get the latest information on disaster relief and awareness efforts from the authorised sources. Every time someone searches for certain keywords associated with disaster relief, a prompt will direct them to the relevant information and sources of help available on Twitter. Users can search in both Hindi and English language using keywords like #cyclone, #DisasterRelief, #earthquake, #flood, #floods, etc.
This new feature is an expansion of the existing Twitter’s #ThereIsHelp prompt. ThereIsHelp has been put in place specifically for the public to find clear, credible information focusing on disaster preparedness and emergencies.

Twitter has partnered with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to enable this search prompt in India. This disaster relief search prompt will also generate a list of government agencies working towards Disaster Response and Relief in India. This to ensure that people looking for support can easily identify and establish contact with credible authorities.
The search prompt is available on iOS, Android, and on mobile.twitter.com. Here’s how to use this search prompt feature:
On app

Click on Explore tab Type and enter your disaster management-related keyword or query into the Search option on the top A prompt on ‘ThereIsHelp’ will appear - click on it to access credible information and facts on the issue

On desktop:

Go to Home Type and enter your disaster management-related keyword or query into the Search option on the top Right A prompt on ‘ThereIsHelp will appear - click on it to access credible information and facts on the issue
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