Tech giant Google has announced that it will discontinue its emergency location sharing app named ‘Trusted Contacts’ from December this year and the app has already disappeared from Play Store.
"More than three years ago, we launched the Trusted Contacts app to help users know where their loved ones are," the company said in a statement.
Since then, this feature has been integrated directly into Google Maps Location Sharing, which makes it even easier to share location in real time with trusted friends and family.
"For this reason, the Trusted Contacts application disappears today from the App Store and Play Store, and will no longer be available as of December 1, 2020. If you have the application installed on your device, you can continue to use it until then," Google informed.
Google to discontinue ‘Trusted Contacts’ app: Key points
- The app was launched three years back and it allows people to add their trusted friends and family members and seek their help in case of an emergency.
- The contacts could then request a status update to see if you're alright and you can respond with your location to reassure them.
- If you don't respond, the app automatically shares the last known location so that they can send for help.
- Google notified its users on Sunday via email of the closure of the app.
- If you have created trusted contacts, you have time until December 1 to download them from the Trusted Contacts page.