> Over three years ago, we launched the Trusted Contacts app as a way to help people stay up to date with their loved ones’ whereabouts. Since then, we’ve built this functionality directly into Google Maps with Location Sharing - making it even easier to share your live location with trusted friends and family.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but location sharing doesn't seem to provide the same functionality. It's an always on feature for sharing your location with others, not a "request someone's location" feature and if that person doesn't respond in 15min, enable location sharing for some time.
The obvious question is: what's a good/trustworthy alternative?
I don't intend this to be snarky, since probably people won't switch over this, but iOS has the awkwardly named "Find my" app, a combination of the previous "Find my friends" app (which does what you want), and the "Find my phone" app. (Which is for finding your own phone if you lose it.)