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Google's new app lets people know if you're safe
Google's new app lets people know if you're safe.
When emergencies occur people immediately fear for the safety of friends and family located near that event.
Google introduced a new app called trusted contacts to share your location.
Here's how it works.
You install the app on your phone.
Add the contacts with who you're willing to share your location.
If one of those contacts request your location, your phone will show an alert.
If you do not respond within five minutes, the app will automatically send that contact your location.
If both you and your contact are using the app, you'll see who has been active in the past 20 to 30 minutes.
If their battery is low, you'll see who was active within the last hour.
There's also the option to request a specific location.
Additionally there is a mode that shares your location temporarily with the person up to 24 hours, that's a good feature to have when you are going to or coming to from some place that you're not too familiar with.
The traffic contact App is available on Android with an IOS version coming.
Apple already has an App similar to this called Find My Friend to show location to IOS users.
Facebook also had the feature called safety check and allows the person to mark themselves as safe or not on the area of an emergency.
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