Facebook Local Alerts Will Be Available Throughout the U.S. by Year-End

Government and first-responder pages can help people in affected areas receive information

350 local governments have been participating in a test of the feature Facebook

Facebook began testing local alerts from local government and first-responder pages early last year, and the social network revealed plans last week to extend the feature to all eligible pages in the U.S. by the end of the year.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.