Sarah Warren Band

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The Citizen app is one of the top revolutionary safety technology apps to hit the market over the last decade. The application was introduced in 2016 and was initially named Vigilante. However, its management opted to rebrand its name to Citizen to make it more appealing to a broader user base.

Since its introduction, its user-base has been consistently growing as more people have become aware of its benefits. It now boasts of having millions of users in the 24 US cities that it’s present in. It is expected that once the application roles out its services nationally, its user-base would grow tremendously. During a recent interview, the app’s management shared insights on its new game-changing features.

Live broadcasting

Recently, the Citizen App introduced the live broadcast feature to let its community share real-time video updates of events around them as they unfold. This is a handy feature, especially when a user wants to show the actual situation of an occurrence where they are. According to the app’s management, you can access the live broadcast feature by hitting the + symbol on the bottom center of the app’s homepage.

Citizen App will ask for your permission to use your smartphone’s camera and microphone. Once the permission is granted, you can hit the red button at the bottom of the screen to start recording. When you finish your recording, you will upload it to the platform, where moderators will check it before it’s approved to be seen by others.

SafeTrace

Contact tracing is one of the essential practices in limiting the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and saving lives. The Citizen app introduced the SafeTrace feature to make contact tracing easier for its community. The app will alert you if you interact with another user who has tested positive for Covid-19 within the following two weeks after you met them. You are advised to quarantine and take a Covid-19 test if you receive a SafeTrace alert.Go here for related information.

 

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