Twitter is carrying updates to its platform to help those peoples who are seeking assistance amid the coronavirus pandemic. As a large number of Twitter users in India are asking others for information on hospital beds, oxygen, medicine, and food, the microblogging platform has launched a COVID-19 SOS: Resources page that will update in real time to inform people about the essentials they need. Twitter is also starting to show a prompt in the timeline of its users with links to sources providing information about COVID-19 vaccinations. Separately, there are various third-party tools that let you quickly find where you can get essentials such as beds, medicines, and oxygen to fight the ongoing crisis.
On Monday, Twitter announced that it has introduced the COVID-19 SOS Resources page in India that will show tweets giving insights regarding basics, for example, emergency clinic beds, drugs, and oxygen progressively. It is aimed to amplify SOS calls and help people looking for important resources. The COVID-19 SOS Resources page is also visible in India through the Explore tab.
Additionally, Twitter announced that starting this week, users will see a prompt on their timeline that will link to sources about the safety, efficacy, and news of COVID-19 vaccinations from various public health experts. This change will be available to Twitter users globally in the coming days. A panel with similar information is already visible in the Explore tab under the COVID-19 section, called ‘COVID-19 Vaccines: Know the facts’. Information in this panel is said to have been verified by official sources including the World Health Organization (WHO) about COVID-19 vaccines.
Twitter has also brought a COVID-19 India Live page that gives livestreaming from official sources giving reports on the pandemic. The Explore tab will likewise have a page called ‘Coronavirus: How to secure yourself’ that will show tips and musings about how you ought to ensure against the deadly virus.
In addition to the updates, Twitter has started educating people about how they can use the advanced search functionality on the platform to find details about essentials. The company tweeted the information on Tuesday in Hindi to reach a wider audience in India.
You can use advanced search on Twitter to track down a specific hashtag, expression, or keyword. You can also add keywords that you want to omit from your search results. Similarly, there are options to include certain accounts that you want to be a part of your search. You can also select a particular date set within which you are looking for any particular search results.By using advanced search, you can find details about a particular resource, such as a medicine or oxygen concentrator. You can also switch to the Latest tab after using the advanced search to look for the newest tweets about the searched topic.
Third parties have also made Web-based tools that bring results from Twitter continuously utilizing its APIs. These devices incorporate https://covidtools.in/
that allows you to discover some of the recent tweets from people sharing details about essentials including hospital beds, oxygen, medicines, and food.
However, it is important to note that the information shared by third parties is not always verified. It has also been noticed that due to massive demand, the leads available on Twitter may not help with the resources required every time.