Sep 19, 2018

Google has launched a new feature called SOS alerts in Maps and Search

It shows emergency information during "natural, manmade and humanitarian disasters".

Similar to Facebook's Safety Check, the new feature aims to help Search and Maps users make decisions during a crisis, although instead of friends, the Google alerts are based on "authoritative" content from the web, social media, and Google products, such as Google News, Google Maps, and Waze.