Google recently shut down its Trusted Contacts app that allowed you to share your location with a trusted contact (parents, family, or kids) when in an emergency. As mentioned on the Google page, Trusted Contacts won’t be supported after December 1, 2020. If the app is installed on your device, you can continue to use it until then. However, the support will end post-December this year.
Google states that you can share your location with others during emergencies by setting up ‘Location Sharing’ on Google Maps. Apart from location sharing, you can enjoy a slew of other safety features on Google Maps. Google had announced the Trusted Contacts feature back in 2016 where it was first launched only for Android users as a means to share location with others. The app is now not available any more on the Apple app store and Google Play Store.
Google keeps stepping up efforts to improve its overall products by killing its own services. For instance, Google recently announced that the Google Play Music store is no longer available and users will lose access to the Google Play Music store by the end of 2020. Google made the announcement on the Google Play Music store’s webpage.
So, if users want to continue listening to their Play Music library, they can transfer their library to YouTube Music at music.youtube.com/transfer. Moreover, all the user data can be easily downloaded by the users through Google Takeout or can be deleted through Play Music account settings.