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Google removes Trusted Contacts app from Play Store, App Store

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Google has removed its Trusted Contacts app from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The app was launched in 2016 and allowed users to share their location and device activity with their selected contacts. Google will stop support for the app from December 1. Earlier, the search giant had got rid of Google Latitude and Google+ Location Sharing.

"Over three years ago, we launched the Trusted Contacts app as a way to help people stay up to date with their loved ones' whereabouts. Since then, we've built this functionality directly into Google Maps with Location Sharing - making it even easier to share your live location with trusted friends and family," Google said in an email obtained by The Verge.

"As a result, the Trusted Contacts app will be removed from the App Store and Play Store today and will stop being supported after December 1, 2020. If the app is installed on your device, you can continue to use it until then.

If you have created trusted contacts, you can download them from the trusted contacts page until December 1, 2020. After that date, the Trusted Contact app will no longer work and your trusted contacts will be unable to see the live location you are sharing with them from the app," the mail further added.

Trusted Contacts was initially made available only for Android users but it was also launched for the iPhone users. The app could let a user find its family member even if they don't respond. It not only allowed users to add phone numbers of selected contacts but also share location with those contacts if a user felt he needs help. However, now Google wants its users to get familiar with the new Location Sharing feature that it has added to Google Maps.

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