Snapchat’s New ‘Here For You’ Mental Health Feature

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The Here For You feature will provide proactive in-app support to Snapchatters who may be experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis, or who may be curious to learn more about these issues and how they can help friends dealing with them.

What is the Here For You feature?

The Here For You feature will show safety resources from local experts when Snapchatters search for certain topics, including those related to anxiety, depression, stress, grief, suicidal thoughts, and bullying.

Why is this being introduced?

Snapchat is extremely popular among teens who report being bullied online more often than any other age group. Over 50% of children and young people report being bullied online, according to statistics from the i-SAFE foundation.

When will this be rolled out?

Here For You will be rolled out in the next coming months.

Are they any other safety features my teen can use now?

Today, Snapchatters will also be able to engage with Creative Tools and Lenses that promote safety and privacy, which include new Filters and our first-ever Snappable quiz.

You can also read our privacy and safety features Snapchat guide for further information.

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See our Snapchat safety and privacy guide

 

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