Due to Coronavirus, one of the most impacted sectors is a small and medium scale business. Governments are doing their best to support people related to those small and medium scale businesses. Now Facebook also comes forward to support SME’s.
The social-giant introduces a “Support Small Business” sticker on Instagram and a #SupportSmallBusiness hashtag on the Facebook app to support small businesses. Facebook users can also use ‘in support of’ tag to promote small businesses on their Facebook timeline.
When Instagram users use the share Small Business sticker on Instagram and choose the handle for that business, then their story will be added to a shared Instagram story. This way followers can see the businesses and make purchases. Also if users mention a business using the sticker, the business can repost the content and message the people who tagged them.
On Facebook, users need to use the #SupportSmallBusiness hashtag to support small businesses. Facebook is also exploring ways to connect businesses with local people. Facebook also added ‘Business Nearby’ that shows nearby shops, outlets to buy or order essential or non-essential items.