Emergency video recording feature on Google brings Personal Safety app
Google has introduced a new emergency video recording feature on the Personal Safety app, which is available exclusively for Pixel Android phones.
According to media reports, the app already has various features, such as a security check-in feature that automatically notifies your emergency contacts when you do not respond. The feature can also dial 911 automatically if it finds out you’ve been in a car accident.
Now, a new feature has been added to the Personal Safety app, which can automatically record video if a user enables the built-in emergency SOS. This feature is available in the Settings section of the Personal Safety app on Google Pixel phones. To enable emergency SOS, you’ll need to press the phone’s power button five times.
According to a report by The Verge, this feature informs users that when you activate it, it is capable of recording up to 45 minutes of video. Note that your phone must have enough storage for the feature to work. The video will then be automatically backed up to your Google Account provided you have an internet connection.
If you want to send a link to this video file to any emergency contacts you have selected, you can do so using the app. When the feature is enabled, users will still be able to use their phone with a minimal viewfinder and notification icon to indicate that recording is taking place.
In addition, SOS can perform other tasks depending on your task, such as calling 911, choosing (or not playing) the alarm, and sharing information with your emergency contacts.