Phone app on Pixel will accept taps to contact emergency services

Google feature lets you communicate with a 911 operator without speaking

Pixel feature lets users communicate with emergency operators without speaking

We remember that Text-to-911 emergency services that launched in 2014 and the Emergency Red Cross app. Google has also released the Trusted Contacts app one time to let people share location during an emergency.

Google understands that sometimes callers are unable to verbally communicate-whether injured, in a risky situation, or suffering a speech impairment. According to Google, the upcoming feature will be available in the Phone app on Pixel and select Android devices. Dunlop added that the feature also works whether or not you have a data connection. After the search giant explained how Pixel 4 users will be able to unlock their phones, Google now announces a new life-saving feature that will come to Pixel phones. Google will then speak out the the information the operator needs like the address and name of the caller. When any of these features is pressed, a message will be sent to the authorities through an automated voice service that will tell the operator what kind of emergency the user is in, depending on the button you pressed.

Soon, Google will be rolling out an emergency feature that could work around this problem.

"Your location, which comes from your phone's Global Positioning System, is often already shared with the operator when you make a 911 call", Dunlop continues. "Your location, which comes from your phone's Global Positioning System, is often already shared with the operator when you make a 911 call".

A Plus code is like a short street address, but for people who don't have a street name and number, allowing them to still receive emergency services. So, you can speak to the operator as well, should you be able to do so. Unfortunately, the service will unsurprisingly be implemented in the U.S. only for now and will first roll out to Pixel phones.

Which devices can use this feature?

Letting Google's Android rule.

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