Google has removed its Trusted Contacts app from the Google App Play Store and the Apple App Store. However, the company will continue to support it till 1 December 2020. After this, support will stop giving. Google has given this information via e-mail to the users using trusted contacts. The company said that location sharing has now been combined with Google Maps. Because of this, there is no longer a Trusted Contax App. The company also informed that now this app can not be downloaded from the Play Store or App Store. However, users who already have this app can use it till 1 December 2020.
Steps taken to improve products
Google has been taking such steps to improve its products and services for some time now. Google discontinued Google Latitude and Google Plus location sharing before the Trusted Contacts app. Google launched the Trusted Contax app in 2016. Through this, users could share device activity status and location with their favorite contact.
Preparing to end the hangout
Google has gradually started to shift hangout users to Google chat. Google chat is now a part of Google workspace. Google has launched Workspace as a rebranded version of the G-suite. From November 2020, all users will be asked by Google to use Google Meet instead of hangout for video calling. The company plans to discontinue support for Google Hangout next year.