Google has announced that it is bringing some new SOS Alerts to Google Search and Google Maps, this new feature is designed to help people understand what is happening during a crisis.
The search giant will out these notifications at the top of search results during a crisis and also in Maps.
In times of crisis, access to timely, actionable information is crucial. Working alongside trained responders and volunteers on the ground, technology plays a vital role in providing information to help keep you and loved ones safe and informed. SOS alerts is a new set of features in Google Search and Maps to help 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.
You can find out more information on exactly what Google has planned for these new SOS Alerts at the link below.