Google kills Trusted Contacts app, all support to end by Dec 1

Joanna Estrada
October 19, 2020

The move follows a series of measures that Google has taken recently to optimise its products and services.

The app is no longer available via Google Play or the App Store, and its website indicates support will end entirely as of December 1st.

A few years ago Google built and briefly maintained its Trusted Contacts app on iOS and Android.

The Google Grim Reaper has claimed another app's soul.

Google Trusted contacts lets you send a location tracking invites to contacts, who could agree (or not) to a time-limited or permanent consent for you to track their location, their movement history and battery level. Google keeps bringing new features and tools for Maps and it is fair enough to focus on one app and improve it to the maximum, rather than having two apps providing the same functionality. It explains how location sharing has been integrated into Google Maps, and so the Trusted Contacts app isn't required anymore.

Users will be able to download their trusted contacts until December 1.

"If you have created trusted contacts, you can download them from the trusted contacts page until December 1, 2020".

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