Google Public Alerts

Summary

Google Public Alerts
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Type of site
Weather and safety alerting site
Dissolved31 March 2021; 6 Months Ago
OwnerGoogle.org
URLgoogle.org/publicalerts
Launched30 October 2012; 8 years ago (2012-10-30)[1]

Google Public Alerts was an online notification service owned by Google.org that sends safety alerts (weather watches, warnings, advisories, safety instructions, etc.) to the United States, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Mexico, and Brazil launched on October 30, 2012. And to the Philippines on November 12, 2014. It is part of the Google Crisis Response team and publishes content from its partners of each country.[2] If you activate Google Now, you can see suitable weather and public safety on Google Search and Google Maps.[2]

On June 3, 2014, Public Alerts connected with Twitter to display tweets about the current event to keep people safe via special sources. Google called it "extreme public alerts" because it can answer questions, such as whether schools are closed. Google says "it's only enabled in majorly English-speaking countries".[3]

Google Public Alerts was discontinued by Google.org on March 31, 2021. Though the functionality will be available on other Google services like Google Search and Google Maps.[4]

Partners[5]

United States

Australia

Canada

England

Germany

Colombia

Japan

Taiwan

Indonesia

Mexico

Philippines

References

  1. ^ Introducing Google Public Alerts - YouTube
  2. ^ a b Public Alerts Help - Google Help - What is Google Public Alerts?
  3. ^ Google's Public Alerts now displays tweets in times of crisis - The Next Web
  4. ^ "Public Alerts Help". support.google.com. Retrieved 2021-05-04.
  5. ^ Public Alerts Help - Google Help - Who provides content to Google Public Alerts?