Google's Trusted Contacts safety app is now available for iOS

Google brings its Trusted Contacts app to iOS, Android version gets more features

Google's Trusted Contacts app arrives on iOS

Google has launched 'Trusted Contacts' for Apple iOS devices months after the launch of the Android version. The company launched this fantastic app a year ago for Android users. One trusted contact can request the location of another; if that person doesn't respond to the request in a certain amount of time, the location is automatically provided, making it easier to find someone who may have had an emergency.

Users can also choose how quickly their location will be automatically shared if they know they'll be away from their phone and unable to answer.

Trusted Contacts also works offline, so that other people can see your last-known location (i.e. when you lost your connection). If they're anxious about you, they can request to see your location. This is compared to the previous 5-minute default.

In the "view" page an instance you're sharing your location with your contact, you can also post updates and share links to a location on Google Maps.

Increases in app revenue indicate that users are increasingly signing up for Netflix on their mobile devices, and particularly through Apple's App Store. Android users can also add contacts by phone number or email, which is sent as a message that users can click through to connect to the app's service.

There are nine new languages supported in Trusted Contacts, too: Amharic (Ethiopia), Greek (Greece), Persian (Iran), Bahasa (Indonesia), Macedonian (Macedonia), Burmese (Myanmar), Nepali (Nepal), Serbian (Serbia) and Urdu (Pakistan). Despite being the seventh-highest earning app in the Google Play store, Netflix's first-place finish on the App Store lifted it to the top spot for overall app revenue.

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