• Safi Bello

Google Maps and Search Will Show Crisis Information Via SOS Alerts

Digital Trends ------- If you're unlucky enough to get caught in a natural or man-made disaster, Google's SOS Alerts can help get you the information you need. Whether it’s in the aftermath of a natural disaster or a terrorist attack, most of us want actionable, up-to-the-minute information about the situation on the ground. That’s the idea behind SOS Alerts, a new feature in Google Mapsand Google Search that prominently highlights top stories, websites, and other useful information. In Google’s Search app for iOS and Android, SOS Alerts will appear at the top of search results for the incident or location. Swiping up on the tab will show such information as emergency phone numbers, websites, and translations of useful phrases, plus related maps and top stories. You’ll see official alerts and tweets from first responders, too, and in some cases a timeline-like overview of the situation and donation opportunities. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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