Sunday, April 14

Instagram Now Also Shows Missing Children’s Search Messages via ‘Amber Alerts’

Instagram will launch its new AMBER Alerts feature on Thursday, which will show search results of missing children in the neighbourhood. Instagram hopes this way to find missing children faster.


If a child in your area is missing, you will soon receive a notification on Instagram. The AMBER Alert, short for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, is an alert that contains important details about the missing child, such as a photo, description, location of the kidnapping, and any other available information.

People can also share the alert with friends to spread the word. In this way, Instagram hopes that missing children can be found faster.

The feature has been developed in collaboration with organizations that focus on missing children in different countries. “We know that the chances of finding a missing child increase when more people are on the lookout, especially in the first few hours.

With this update, if an ‘AMBER Alert’ is triggered by the police and you are in the designated search area, the alert will now appear in your Instagram feed,” Instagram explains.

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