Google Contacts 3.5.7 tests showing a list of local emergency contact numbers
The latest version of Google Contacts, v3.5.7, is slowly rolling out on the Play Store at the moment. With it comes several improvements to the dark theme that was introduced in v3.2. But what’s more interesting is that tucked away in this most recent version, there is a list of local emergency contact numbers.
The feature does not appear to be activated by default, but with the help of XDA Recognized Developer Quinny899 we were able to get it working. Once activated, one can find numbers for emergency services in your area listed. There is a multitude of ways that the app could figure out which numbers to display, but it’s likely that it uses your network or your GPS location.
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This feature can be very handy to have. Imagine, for example, you’re in a foreign country and witness an accident. You don’t want to be wasting time frantically searching for the correct number, so it’s indefinitely easier to have them all just a menu away.
It’s unclear at the moment when this feature will be unlocked for everyone. There are no official update notes as of yet to tell us if this feature is even intended to be included in this version of Google Contacts.