Google Launches SOS Alerts in Google Search and Maps

Google Launches SOS Alerts in Google Search and Maps

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Google has announced the launch of SOS Alerts, a new feature in Google Search and Maps that helps you quickly understand what's going on and decide what to do during a crisis.

During a crisis, you may see an SOS Alert at the top of search results when searching for the incident or location. You’ll see maps, top stories and—when available—authoritative local information such as emergency phone numbers, websites, and translations of useful phrases. Depending on how close you are to the affected area, you may also get a notification on your mobile device that directs you to this information.

Google Launches SOS Alerts in Google Search and Maps

If you're outside the area of the alert, a search for the name of the event or location will also bring up an SOS Alert that provides an overview of the situation and donation opportunities if available.

In Maps, you'll see an icon on the map and a tappable card with more information on the crisis including helpful phone numbers and websites. The map will also include real-time updates, like road closures and traffic and transit updates.

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Google Launches SOS Alerts in Google Search and Maps

Google Launches SOS Alerts in Google Search and Maps

Google Launches SOS Alerts in Google Search and Maps
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