We’ve all seen Facebook political rants and now Facebook is giving you an outlet to take it to the next level. Enter your location and Facebook will prompt you to follow or message your local rep and Facebook is calling it “Townhall”. Facebook lets you call, message, email and go to the Facebook Page of each representative listed. Messages are sent through Facebook Messenger.
Facebook officially released a tool Monday that lets its users — all desktop and mobile users in the U.S. — easily contact their local officials.
Why its hot
- Facebook is giving people the opportunity to get involved in something they play a big role in.
- Allows young people to get involved.
- This could be the beginning of a larger effort for Facebook to be more involved in politics.