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Facebook, Instagram add features to help local businesses

May 13, 2020

Facebook’s additional features for local businesses aim to help smaller companies with fewer financial resources set up sophisticated e-commerce programs, while raising awareness about their plight during the coronavirus pandemic. Those companies have been heavily impacted by the health crisis, with one study suggesting that 7.5 million small businesses in the U.S. are at risk of closing permanently if the disruption persists for several months. As cities and states begin to ease lockdowns, Facebook can help small businesses reach nearby customers.

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