Google has officially launched an updated Find My Device network that significantly broadens its ability to track lost Android devices and compatible accessories, including certain headphones and newly supported Bluetooth tags.

This enhanced service, which is now rolling out first in the U.S. and Canada before expanding globally, employs a crowdsourcing method similar to Apple's Find My network, allowing billions of Android devices to help locate each other.

The update is particularly exciting for users of Google's Pixel 8, who can now locate their devices even when powered off. This comes alongside support for new Bluetooth tracker tags from brands like Chipolo and Pebblebee starting in May, and later this year, tags from Motorola, Jio, and Eufy will also be compatible. These tags will be integrated into the Find My Device app, enabling users to keep track of everyday items such as keys, wallets, or luggage.

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One of the standout features of the revamped network is its ability to find devices that are offline or out of battery, showcasing Google's commitment to providing a more robust and user-friendly experience. Users can expect visual cues within the app to guide them to their missing gadgets, enhancing the chances of recovery.

Additionally, Google has ensured the service is secure by implementing end-to-end encryption of location data and aggregated device location reporting, which prevents unwanted tracking.