Google Trusted Contacts app keeps you safe
We live in uncertain times. Now a days it is very difficult to remain safe. But now with Google trusted contacts app looks like things may go slightly differently. You may not have to travel with any kind of fear. This new application from Google lets you select a few ‘trusted people’ from your contacts list so they will know about where you are. You may have heard this sort earlier. But the difference here is that your trusted contacts can know about you without your intervention.
Presently the Google Trusted Contacts app is available for Android and iOS. With this application from Google, the people who are concerned for you can respond in the case of a god forbidden emergency like situation. In case they are worried about a sudden delay they will know where you are without your intervention. So next time, you are in an important business meeting or say you do not want to get a family member’s call at your fun theme party, this Google Trusted Contact app comes to your rescue. If you are at college or extra classes, your folks who wonder about your whereabouts will get to know about you.
However, these concerned family or friends will have to install the app on their device too for them to use this Google’s system. This is how the system works – Once they open the application they will be able to see your ‘Active’ status for 1 hour with the battery and connectivity status of your Smartphone, if active. Remember you have to choose few from your contacts list and add them to your ‘trusted contacts’ list. They will know where you are in 2 ways: you can share your location with your contact and they are notified. In case they request your location, the app notifies them again. If ignored, it auto-re-shares your last location in 5 minutes again. There are auto-responses like ‘I am OK’ or ‘I need assistance’ available. A post can be made through the ‘View Map’ screen too.