Google added a new feature which enable Pixel Android phones to automatically record and upload video in an emergency, The Verge reported on Thursday.
One of the features Google offers exclusively through its Pixel Android phones is the Personal Safety app.
Over the years, it’s added features like a safety check-in that automatically notifies your emergency contacts if you don’t respond as scheduled. Also, there is a feature which has the ability to automatically dial 911 if it detects you’ve been in a car accident.
Now XDA-Developers and Android Police point out a new feature that can automatically record video if you activate the built-in Emergency SOS.
You can install the update from Google Play on a Pixel device. It informs you that it can record continuously for up to 45 minutes once it’s activated, assuming your phone has enough storage.
If there’s an internet connection, the video will get automatically backed up to your Google Account, where it will be stored for seven days.
Furthermore, if you tell the app to Share Automatically, it will send a link for that video file to any Emergency Contacts you’ve selected.
For those who have a Pixel phone, they can find the feature in the Personal Safety app’s settings. To activate the Emergency SOS, users press the phone’s power button five times.