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Bharti Airtel, FLO launch women safety app

My Circle app has been developed by Airtel X labs.

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MUMBAI: Bharti Airtel and FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) has launched a safety app, My Circle, according to reports. The app is aimed at aiding women in event of distress or an emergency situation, by sending an SOS alert. The carrier-agnostic app can be installed by both Airtel and non-Airtel customers.

The app enables women to send SOS alerts to any five of their family or friends in 13 languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Bangla, Urdu, Assamese, Oriya, and Gujarati.

Airtel global CIO and head of digital Harmeen Mehta said, "My Circle app is an effort by Airtel towards building a safer environment for women. We have leveraged the power of technology to empower women with a simple and intelligent tool that can respond in real time during an emergency situation."

The statement said the SOS alert can be launched by pressing the SOS prompt on the app. It can also be activated through voice command through Siri on iOS. The voice activation via Google Assistant will soon be available on Android devices also.

An SOS alert along with the user's location will be instantly sent over SMS to the five contacts selected by the user and advise them to immediately reach out or respond to the emergency situation. The app operates by estimating the accurate location of the user which their family and friends can track in real time on a link that is sent as part of the alert SMS.”

My Circle app has been developed by Airtel X labs and was conceptualised by an all-women cross-functional team.

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