Snapchat Adds Dedicated COVID-19 Update Section to Discover Tab

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Snapchat is adding a special feed just for coronavirus news to the top of the Discover tab in the app. This new effort by Snapchat will help users to stay updated about the pandemic.

The new panel will showcase the latest updates from trusted news sources and Snapchat team will verify earch news. The section will also feature information from health bodies, like the World Health Organization and the U.K.’s National Health Service, while it’ll also put a spotlight on official messages from the White House’s COVID-19 task force and its spokespeople, as well as other government announcements.

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In addition to this, Snapchat has also created its own channel for COVID-19 information called “Coronavirus: Slow the Spread”, which will seek to further highlight official messaging around the outbreak. The channel will also feature aggregated Stories from Snapchat users, showing how people are coping with life changes as a result of the lockdowns and announcements.

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