Announced Last Saturday, Google announced the closure of the Trusted Contacts application to share the location, as it said that it would completely close the application on December 1, and had already withdrawn it from the Google Play Store.
This surprise move comes 4 years after the application was launched, as the Trusted Contacts application appeared for the first time at the end of 2016 as an application to quickly and safely share the location with close friends or family members so that they can monitor you remotely, or find your location in an emergency.
If you have the (Trusted Contacts) application installed on your device, you can continue using it until December 1, after which the application will close completely, so you must download any data that you have saved in the application by going to this Link, Download the Trusted Contacts you’ve added, and then start looking for an alternative.
Google recommends that users switch to the built-in location sharing feature in Google Maps, which is similar to the (Trusted Contacts) application, but Google Maps requires users to activate location services on their phones all the time, and to constantly renew their location sharing with others, which is something that many users may not want. To do.
The most important feature of the (Trusted Contacts) application is the inability to cancel the sharing of the site with the trusted authorities that you have added, so that if someone requests access to your site and you do not reply, your location will be shared automatically after several minutes.
If you prefer to use another non-Google option to track and contact family and trusted friends, there are a few other apps that offer you the same features of the (Trusted Contacts) app:
1- Life360 app:
You can apply (Life360) Create private groups for family members or close friends, and all group members can track each other’s movements in real time, in addition to getting notifications when your loved ones reach the places they frequent, or leave.
The application supports a feature called (Driver Report) to track family members who drive to encourage them to follow safe habits, in addition to other features such as: keeping a record of the location, and emergency support at any time and anywhere.
2- Glympse app:
The application (Glympse) provides you with a fast, free and simple way to share your location in real time with your family members, friends or co-workers, and you can also request access to the whereabouts of another person. Sites are shared and cached; There is no long-term tracking as site access permission stops automatically after sharing ends.
3- Apple (Find My) app:
Considered (Find MyApple is the most similar app to the (Trusted Contacts) app from Google, but it only works with Apple devices.
(Find My) application is available on all Apple devices and can be used to locate a lost device, or find out the location of trusted contacts at any time.