New Uber messaging feature goes live

Uber messaging

If you use Uber, you must have experienced the creepy situation where you receive a text from an unknown number, asking for your location, while waiting for your ride. Sometimes, instead of sending you such a text, the Uber driver would simply park as close to your location as possible, then honk their horn until you show up. This is not really convenient for a lot of people, and in an effort to solve this issue, Uber has launched an in-app messaging feature on its mobile app. Now, with Uber…

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Google Trusted Contacts now on iOS

Google Trusted Contacts

Google’s Trusted Contacts app, which allows friends and family to request each other’s location, now has an iOS version. This app was originally released on Android in December 2016 exclusively for Android. Now that the app is on iOS too, emergency contacts can now check in on users no matter the device they’re using. In addition to the iOS release, Google has made a few additions to the Trusted Contacts service. Now, users have the option to control how quickly their location is shared. This is particularly useful for people…

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