COVID-19 : Instagram and Facebook will remind you that you should wear a mask for COVID-19

We may no longer be in a State of Alarm -in Spain-, the de-escalation may have ended, but there is still a virus out there that in areas such as the entire American continent is devastating its populations. Therefore, even if you think that nothing is happening, you must continue washing your hands, you must respect the distance.

And above all: you must continue to wear a mask – and no, the stupidity of going down the street with the mask on your elbow, lowered or in your hand is not worth it.


A resource that at the beginning of the pandemic in Europe was so scarce that governments fought over batches, right now it is very easy to find masks, and Facebook wants to remind you that you must take it when you go out. Therefore, it has implemented a new notification notice on your Instagram and Facebook apps, designed to raise awareness, remember and thus help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.

The notification will appear at the top of the Facebook ‘News Feed’, as well as on Instagram. And if you click on it, it will take you to the Facebook Coronavirus Information Center and will include links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States (CDC, for its acronym in English).

Facebook’s response to the increase in cases

In the case of Instagram, the notification will be similar to that on Facebook and will also have a link to the official CDC website. According to the social media giant, this new notification is a response to the increase in cases of Covid-19 in the United States, which has already spread the barrier of 2.74 million infected and every day he continues to beat (sad) records.