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This article was published on July 26, 2017

Google’s Trusted Contacts app now lets iOS users keep tabs on each other

Google’s Trusted Contacts app now lets iOS users keep tabs on each other
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and culture. Hit him up on Twitter, or write in: [email protected].

Following its launch on Android last December, Google’s Trusted Contacts app has now arrived for iOS. It lets you share your location with others so they know exactly where you are while you’re getting home from a night out or trekking in the woods.

You can add any of your existing contacts to begin sharing your whereabouts, or invite new contacts via SMS and email.

There’s also an option to automatically share your location with trusted contacts in case you don’t respond within a set amount of time (from five minutes up to an hour) – handy for when you’re out of range on a hike.

The free app is available now from the App Store.

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