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Life360 App Update – Nov. New Features!

We’re excited to announce a new update for the free Life360 app for both iPhone and Android! It’s full of new features that we know you’re going to love. In addition to some updates that will improve overall ease-of-use, we have developed these great new (and free) features: The FamilyChannel™, Quick Notes, Safety Emails & Custom Notifications, and some special additions to the Android version. We’re SO excited about these new features that we’re running a contest. You could win a $100 gift card to Amazon, iTunes, or Target – See the rules at the end of this post!

FamilyChannel™

For the first time ever, your entire family can stay in touch across multiple platforms with a private and secure group chat. This means whether you’re on Android, iPhone, or text messaging on a feature phone, you’ll be able to access the FamilyChannel™! If you want to share details along with your Check In and safety status, this is the place to do it! For example, if you’re on your way home and stopping by the grocery store, you can let the whole family know with one message. They’ll be able to message you back, see what others have responded and even know if you’re still at the store when they suddenly realized they ran out of butter! During emergencies and everyday, FamilyChannel™ will allow your family to effectively communicate and maintain an ongoing conversation. It has never been easier to stay connected.

Quick Notes If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to call, you can send a previously saved Quick Note through the app or text message like, “On my way!” to the entire family. Don’t have your phone handy or your battery died? No problem – Send the message through email!

Custom Notifications Settings Along with the FamilyChannel™, you will also have the option of safety notification emails. You can select how you wish to receive your messages via app alerts, text, email, or any combination of those choices.

Android Update If you’re running the app on an Android phone, you will also find a new menu with easy access to all family members in a list view. There is also a new Life360 widget that makes all of Life360’s primary features (e.g. Check In, Panic, Messages) available with one touch.

We know you’re going to love this update! Staying connected and keeping your family safe has never been so easy! We are always working hard to improve the app for you and your family. After you’ve tried out the latest version, please let us know what you think!

Need to update your app or haven’t tried it yet? You can download it for free from the Android Marketplace & iTunes App Store.

Want to win $100 just in time for holiday shopping?

  1. First, have your family download the new version of the app.
  2. Play around with it for a couple days and get a good feel for the new features.
  3. We want to hear from you, so when you’re ready, come back to this post and give your input on the update!

We will select a random comment giving helpful feedback and that person will win a $100 Amazon, iTunes or Target gift card! To find out who wins, follow the blog, our Facebook, and our Twitter to hear the winner announcements!

The Fine Print:

Please read the complete rules to make sure you’re eligible. Each time you leave a comment on this post this week (starting today until 9 pm pst next Sun, Dec 4th), you’re automatically entered in our drawing — up to 3 comments per person.

We’re looking for real comments, with real people having real conversations about family safety! Positive and constructive criticism is welcomed. The winner will be announced sometime on Monday, so check back then! Prizes should be claimed within 72 hours of winner announcement. Comments must come from individuals 18 or older, U.S. residents, and obviously, spam comments don’t count.