Google shuts down ‘Trusted Contacts’ app; will end support by Dec 1

Google App Store Trusted Contacts

Tech giant Google has recently shut down its ‘Trusted Contacts’ app, it allowed its users to share location with a trusted contact (parents, family, or kids) when in an emergency.

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According to the sources, Trusted Contacts will not be supported after December 1, 2020. If the app is installed on a device, the user can continue to use it until the said date.


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However, the support will end post-December this year. Google stated that the user can share location with others during emergencies by setting up ‘Location Sharing’ on Google Maps. Apart from location sharing, one can enjoy a slew of other safety features on Google Maps.


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The company had announced the ‘Trusted Contacts’ feature back in 2016 where it was first launched only for Android users as a means to share location with others. However, the app is now not available anymore on the Apple app store and Google Play Store.


-PTC News