- Google removed Trusted Contacts, its location-sharing app designed for emergencies, from the App Store on Sunday.
- Anyone who has already downloaded it can continue using it until December 1, it said in an email to users.
- It said that location sharing was now built into Google Maps.
- But Trusted Contacts also lets your family and friends see your location if you cannot respond in an emergency — Google Maps does not.
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Google is removing its emergency location-sharing app Trusted Contacts in December, and is directing users to Google Maps instead.
Trusted Contacts, which Google launched in 2016, shares users’ location with select family and friends.
Location sharing has since been built directly into Google Maps, the company said in an email to users on Sunday.
However, as The Verge points out, Google Maps requires you to actively broadcast your location, whereas Trusted Contacts