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Here For You: The new Snapchat feature wants to help anyone who is anxious due to COVID-19

Snapchat is developing a new feature that promises to provide a set of tools to help users take care of their mental health. Snap announced that Here For You will be available sooner than expected in response to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

The feature originally announced in February of this year will feature a number of security features with advice from mental health experts about anxiety, stress, depression, suicidal thoughts or bullying.

Here For You - Snapchat credits: Snap

Snap has indicated to the international press that it is preparing a section of Here For You that is dedicated to anxiety or panic around COVID-19, which is ready in the coming weeks. A, users will be able to find information from entities in the health field such as the North American Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO).

Here For You - Snapchat credits: Snap

On the basis of Here For You are studies that demonstrate that keeping in touch with friends, either face-to-face or in the virtual world, most of the time the best defense against feelings of loneliness and anxiety, explains the press company. In the face of anxiety and stress that people are experiencing due to COVID-19, we chose to accelerate the launch of Here For You and make the functionality available globally.