Google has formally pulled the plug on its Trusted Contacts app. The app was first launched in 2016 and gave customers the power to share the standing and site of their system exercise with chosen contacts. It is now gone on each the Google Play Retailer and Apple’s App Retailer. The tech large will even finish assist for the app from December 1 this yr. The transfer follows plenty of steps Google just lately took to optimize its services. Trusted contacts are following within the footsteps of Google’s different two location sharing apps – Google Latitude and Google+ Location Sharing – that had been beforehand retired.
Trusted Contacts was first added completely to the Play Retailer for Android customers. A yr and some upgrades later, it was made obtainable to iOS customers by means of the App Retailer. Till then, it was built-in with Google Maps and provided helpful capabilities like including a trusted contact by way of e mail deal with. But it surely was slowly shedding its luster.
For many who nonetheless have the Trusted Contacts app put in, Google will finish assist after December 1st. The web site posted a discover saying the date. Google is asking customers to make use of the situation sharing characteristic, which now contains reside location – a trusted contacts characteristic – in Google Maps. Customers who want to obtain a listing of their trusted contacts have till December 1st to take action from the web site.
In an identical transfer, Google can also be planning to kill Hangouts. It was just lately introduced that customers of Hangouts will change to Google Chat, which might be a part of the renamed Google Workspace (previously G Suite) subsequent yr. Hangout customers might be inspired to make use of Meet (additionally a part of Google Workspace) for video calling from November. Help for Hangouts will formally finish subsequent yr.
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