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Google adds status updates to emergency sharing in Personal Safety app

Google adds status updates to emergency sharing in Personal Safety app

The changelog for the last version of Google's Personal Safety app — available exclusively for Pixel phones — mentioned that emergency sharing "now includes information about your phone call status and battery levels" but we didn't find these features in the app itself. As a new version of the app rolls out, these new status updates are becoming available, even to those still on older versions.

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Google kills another app — say goodbye to Trusted Contacts

Google kills another app — say goodbye to Trusted Contacts

Google introduced the Trusted Contacts app back in 2016 as a way to share location info with people who are close to you. The app gained a few more features over the years, but now it looks like Google has decided to cut off access to Trusted Contacts. If the app is already installed on your device, you'll be able to keep using it — but not for long.

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Google's Trusted Contacts now lets you schedule location alerts that work even if your phone is dead or has no signal

Google's Trusted Contacts now lets you schedule location alerts that work even if your phone is dead or has no signal

Google's Trusted Contacts app is one of the more personal but highly useful products the company has launched in recent memory, having been released a little under a year ago. If you're not familiar with it (which you understandably may not be), Trusted Contacts allows you to share your location with people you deem trusted, and for those people to request your location. It's a great tool for parents, solo travelers, or anyone who just wants to be able to instantly share their location with close friends or family.

A recent update, version 1.6, added a small but potentially very useful feature: the ability to schedule alerts ahead of time.

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Google's Trusted Contacts app updated to include custom timeouts and Google Maps integration [APK Download]

Google's Trusted Contacts app updated to include custom timeouts and Google Maps integration [APK Download]

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