Google has formally pulled the plug on its Trusted Contacts app. First launched in 2016, the app provided customers a approach to share their system exercise standing and site with chosen contacts. It has now disappeared from each Google Play retailer and the Apple’s App Store. The tech big can even cease assist for the app beginning December 1 this 12 months. The transfer follows a sequence of measures that Google has taken just lately to optimise its services. Trusted Contacts follows within the footsteps of Google’s two different location sharing apps — Google Latitude and Google+ Location Sharing — that have been scrapped earlier.
Trusted Contacts was first inducted solely to Play Store for Android customers. A 12 months and a few upgrades later, it was made out there for iOS customers through the App Store. By then, it was built-in with Google Maps and provided helpful options like permitting a trusted contact to be added through electronic mail deal with. But it slowly misplaced its sheen.
For those that have the Trusted Contacts app put in nonetheless, Google will finish assist to it after December 1. The website has put up a discover that asserts the date. Google is prompting the customers to make use of location sharing function, that now additionally contains stay location — a performance of trusted contacts — on Google Maps as an alternative. Users who want to obtain an inventory of their trusted contacts even have until December 1 to do it from the web site.
In an identical transfer, Google additionally plans to kill Hangouts. It just lately introduced that will probably be transitioning customers from Hangouts to Google Chat that’s now part of the re-branded Google Workspace (beforehand G Suite) someday subsequent 12 months. Hangout customers will likely be prompted to make use of Meet (additionally part of Google Workspace) for video calls beginning November. The assist for Hangouts will formally ends subsequent 12 months.
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