Google pulls the plug on its Trusted Contacts app

Google pulls the plug on its Trusted Contacts app
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A couple of years in the past Google constructed and briefly maintained its Trusted Contacts app on iOS and Android. It was pitched as a option to rapidly and securely share your location with shut associates or relations so they might remotely control you, and even discover your location in an emergency. Now Android Police factors out it’s the newest Google mission to hit the scrap heap.

The app is not out there by way of Google Play or the App Retailer, and its web site signifies assist will finish completely as of December 1st. That places it within the firm of Google Latitude and Google+ Location Sharing, two different initiatives that stuffed comparable functions and are additionally not with us.

Within the years since, Google shifted location sharing options into Google Maps which might be good from an total privateness and entry management standpoint, because it’s routinely up to date. Nonetheless, should you favored having it in a standalone app then that is fairly completely different. For information on the best way to use location sharing in Google Maps test this assist web page, which might clarify the best way to use it for short-term sharing, or sharing of an ETA whereas touring.

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