Instagram will start pushing Amber Alerts to users’ feeds to notify them about missing children in their area..
Even so, Instagram users shouldn’t expect to see them very often. The company notes that the alerts are meant to be “rare and specific to the search area.” Instagram will use factors like IP addresses and location data (if enabled) in order to determine which accounts to push the notices too.
When they do appear, the alerts will crop up in users feeds, not as in-app notifications.
Instagram puts Amber Alerts in your feed to help find abducted children https://t.co/gX4kVOiLEN pic.twitter.com/yUv70P5Z9v
— The Verge (@verge) June 1, 2022
JUST IN: Instagram will add AMBER Alerts to the app starting this week
Alerts will have a photo and description of the missing person, along with a direct link to local law enforcement
They'll be shown to users based on city, location and IP address
— Rich DeMuro (@richontech) June 1, 2022