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Google to do away with app that lets you contact loved ones during emergency

New Delhi, October 19

Google has introduced to discontinue its emergency location-sharing app known as Trusted Contacts from December this 12 months and it has already disappeared from Play Retailer.

Launched three years again, the app permits folks so as to add their trusted family and friends members and search their assist in case of an emergency. The contacts might then request a standing replace to see when you’re alright and you’ll reply together with your location to reassure them.

When you don’t reply, the app robotically shares the final identified location in order that they’ll ship for assist.

Google notified its customers on Sunday by way of e mail of the closure of the app.

“Greater than three years in the past, we launched the Trusted Contacts app to assist customers know the place their family members are,” the corporate stated in a press release. Since then, this function has been built-in immediately into Google Maps Location Sharing, which makes it even simpler to share location in real-time with trusted family and friends.

“Because of this, the Trusted Contacts software disappears in the present day from the App Retailer and Play Retailer and can not be obtainable as of December 1, 2020. When you have the applying put in in your system, you’ll be able to proceed to make use of it till then,” Google knowledgeable.

When you have created trusted contacts, you could have time till December 1 to obtain them from the Trusted Contacts web page.

After that date, Trusted Contacts will cease working and your trusted contacts won’t be able to see the real-time location that you just share with them from the app.

Google Maps nonetheless has the real-time location sharing function however the customers must opt-in to fixed monitoring, sharing their places with different folks on a regular basis as an alternative of solely the family members. IANS

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