Google Unveils SOS Alerts to Help During a Crisis

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Google wants to help in a crisis. The tech giant on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, introduced SOS Alerts, a new tool in Google Search and Maps that assists users with getting information during an emergency.

Google wants to help in a crisis.

The tech giant on Tuesday introduced SOS Alerts, a new tool in Google Search and Maps that assists users with getting information during an emergency.

Google users will see an alert at the top of search results when looking for information about incidents, like wildfires, floods or earthquakes. The results will populate with maps, top stories and — if available — local details like emergency phone numbers and foreign language translations.

It’s possible to obtain this information even if you’re far away. But depending on proximity to the impacted place, users will get notifications pushed to mobile devices.

Related: Google Maps now remembers where you parked your car

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