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Google launches Trusted Contacts, which will help us stay safe

Trusted Contacts

It is not the first application of its kind available. IOS users already have something similar thanks to Find My Friends. The application aims to be able to locate family and friends who trust us if we believe that they may be in a dangerous situation. It is also useful to send our location in case we ourselves are in this situation. Like is logic, everything has to do with the location.

Our trusted contacts They can request our location from any device, be it an Android, iPhone or a computer. We will have to have an Android mobile, and we will receive a notification with the location request, which we can confirm if We want to leave the user who requests it alone or we can reject if we do not want to send our location and we are sure. The most interesting thing is that if five minutes pass and we have not responded to said request, our location will be automatically sent to our trusted contact. Our location can be used by our contact to know if we are where we should be but we have not seen the notification, or to see if we are in danger and need help.

Trusted Contacts Notification

Works even offline

Our mobile is constantly locating our position. If no user has requested it, the most likely thing is that the mobile will establish our location every certain amount of time. Maybe every 20 minutes. The application Trusted Contacts It has an advantage, and that is that it works offline. If one of our trusted contacts requests our location, and we have no connection, this you will receive our last location.

If, for example, we have left the route by bicycle, and we have reached a place without coverage, and we should have already returned, that contact will be able to know the last time we were located, request help, and search from that place, from which it will be much easier to locate us.

Trusted Contacts
Trusted Contacts

Trusted Contacts is an application that is already available for Android. It is likely that it will soon have an app for iOS, although as we have said, it is only necessary if we are the ones who are going to share the location. To locate our friends it will not be necessary to have any specific app or platform.