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Facebook To Announce 'Lifesaving' Feature Tuesday

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has some lifesaving news to reveal tomorrow, making an appearance on ABC's 'Good Morning America' to deliver a feature that reportedly "has the power to save lives".

So far, no details have been given about said 'lifesaving' tool, but many are hopeful that it will be related to the prevention of online bullying and suicide - two issues Facebook took steps to address over the past few months.

Back in March, Facebook declared a new set of tools at a White House Conference for Bullying Prevention, as part of an effort to protect their users from cyber bullies as well as "create a culture of respect" amongst its online community.

"We're thrilled that President Obama has convened today's summit to discuss an issue we all care about deeply: bullying prevention," Facebook said in a blog post. "Bullying can happen anywhere-in the classroom, in the schoolyard, on college campuses, in the work place, and through the use of new technologies. So it's only fitting that all of us-parents, kids, educators, safety experts, researchers, and companies, including Facebook-come together to discuss how we can create a culture of respect wherever we are."

The Good Morning America segment will see Zuckerberg being interviewed by Robin Roberts, with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg appearing on ABC's evening news.

Source: PCWorld (opens in new tab)

Mariel Norton is a self-confessed girly geek with a penchant for technology, and previously wrote for ITProPortal, with experience on TheNextWeb, UKFast, WorldRemit, Virgin Media, Google, and more.