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Google 'SOS alerts' to come to your aid in a crisis situation; here is how

The feature is designed to push vital information during emergency situations

Khalid Anzar  |  New Delhi 

Google SOS Alerts

has rolled out an 'SOS alerts' feature in its search and to help users stay informed during situations. The feature is designed to push vital information, such as news, emergency contact numbers, updates etc, during like earthquake, tsunami, floods and other disasters in relevant and locations. 

How the feature works 

In case of an emergency, users who are within or nearby the affected areas get notifications that take them to the search result page, which shows all vital information about the emergency – news, emergency contacts, updates etc -- along with of the affected areas. 

Google SOS alerts
SOS alerts

People far from the affected area get to see similar information when they search about the or if they search for the affected location on  

Google SOS alerts
SOS alerts

First Published: Wed, July 26 2017. 16:37 IST