What Google, Instagram and Microsoft are doing in the Corona crisis


Something is also happening in the Internet world, the large corporations don’t just want to watch the Corona crisis. Some decisions are made a little late, but it’s probably never too late. In any case, some news came together last weekend about how Google and other companies want to better inform and support on their platforms. Instagram, for example, introduces a striking banner in its own app, which is placed prominently and links to the important pages at the WHO. Primarily in countries that are particularly badly affected.

In addition, Instagram is preventing users from searching for COVID-19-related augmented reality effects. This is unless they were made in partnership with legitimate health organizations.

Bing launches its own Covid 19 dashboard

Microsoft has developed its own dashboard for Bing, which shows the course of the coronavirus. There are similar maps everywhere on the net. We do not recommend installing apps. Use the web versions like those from Bing. They are also optimized for mobile, with a look at the latest news on the subject.

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Google supports US government and people

Google is currently focusing on the home market, where it is developing a new website for the US government on the Corona crisis. It will contain details about local resources and much more. In the meantime, US residents can find useful information on your own homepage on Google search, Youtube and Maps.

“We continue to help people find timely and useful information through our products, including Search, Maps and YouTube. Right now on the Google homepage we’re promoting the “Do the Five” campaign to raise awareness of simple measures people can take to slow the spread of the disease, according to the WHO. In the first 24 hours, these tips have already been seen by millions in the U.S. We’ve added more useful information to our COVID-19 SOS Alerts, including links to national health authority sites and a map of affected areas from the WHO”. said Google.

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