FP TrendingOct 19, 2020 13:55:05 IST
From December 2020, Google will discontinue its emergency location sharing app Trusted Contacts. The app was launched by Google in 2016 to share location data with individuals. “Trusted Contacts will not be supported after December 1, 2020. If the app is put in in your gadget, you may proceed to make use of it till then. To share your location with others, strive Location Sharing in Google Maps,” reads the message on Google Trusted Contacts. Google says if customers have created trusted contacts, they’ll obtain them from the trusted contacts web page till 1 December 2020. After that, the trusted contacts will be unable to see the reside location shared by customers with them from the app.
Since 2017, Google Maps has been serving to customers share real-time location, however one has to continuously observe, share their location with others on a regular basis as a substitute of solely broadcasting it to their family members.
Trusted Contacts allowed customers to share their location with a trusted contact, be it household or associates, in the event that they really feel unsafe or need any person to be careful for them. Additionally, in conditions the place you weren’t capable of get your telephone or your gadget is offline, your trusted contacts may discover you.
In July 2017, the app was launched for iOS gadgets, months after being launched for Android gadgets.
Customers can management how briskly their location is shared when their ‘trusted contacts’ request for the placement. Initially, the restrict was set to 5 minutes, which was later modified and customers may select something between sharing the placement speedy to ready as much as an hour.
The announcement comes inside days after Google introduced new updates and modifications for Chats and Hangouts. Final week, Google stated that it’ll formally transition customers from Google Hangouts to Google Chat from subsequent 12 months.
In a weblog, Google stated that from 2021, Chat will develop into accessible as a free service each within the built-in expertise in Gmail and the Chat standalone app.