Google’s Trusted Contacts launched for Android users back in December, but now the app is available on iOS for iPhone users. Google explains “Now we’re bringing Trusted Contacts to iOS—so no matter what kind of device you’re using, you can be a little more at ease.”
The app is essentially like Find My Friends, allowing users to share their location with trusted friends and family. But why is this app important? It will allow both iOS and Android users to easily share locations with each other, whereas Find My Friends is limited to iOS users.
Here’s what the app can do:
- Add your closest friends and family as trusted contacts.
- Allow trusted contacts to request your location. If everything’s fine, you can deny the request. If you’re unable to respond, your last known location is shared automatically within a custom timeframe (works even if you’re offline or your phone is out of battery).
- Proactively share your location if you feel unsafe or find yourself in an emergency.
- Integration with Google Maps location sharing, so you can easily enable permanent location sharing with selected contacts and find them directly within Google Maps.
Users will be able to control the amount of time before their location is automatically is shared with a trusted contact, to be delayed up to an hour.
Trusted contacts can be added by phone number or email, while the app now supports 9 new languages: Amharic, Greek, Persian, Bahasa, Macedonian, Burmese, Nepali, Serbian and Urdu for a total of 25 worldwide.
Click here to download Trusted Contacts for iOS in the App Store. Let us know what you think of it.