FBI releases updated 'Child ID' app

FBI releases updated 'Child ID' app

(WAFF) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released an upgraded version of its "Child ID" app.

The app provides parents with an easy way to electronically store their children's pictures and vital statistics to have readily available in case the child goes missing.

Child ID works on most Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets, and allows users to store updated photos and log physical descriptions - height, weight, birthmarks, and more - that could help first responders in case of an emergency.

The updated features of the app include high-resolution photo capability, the ability to enter local law enforcement contact information, and an option to let the app automatically remind you when to update your child's information.

In addition, the app includes general child safety tips and guidance on what to do in the first critical hours after a child is reported missing.

Child ID was first released in 2011, and has been downloaded more than 250,000 times since.

Apple device users: Click here to download

Android device users: Click here to download

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