Google Maps now lets you share your location in real-time


Google is making it easier for its users to share their location. The company is rolling out real-time location sharing feature to Google Maps on Android and iOS. The person you are sharing your location with will be able to see it on Android, iPhone, mobile web, and even desktop.

In order to send your location, you will have to open the side menu or tap the blue dot that represents where you are. Tap “Share location” and then select who to share with and how long to share. You can share your real-time location with your Google contacts, or even share with friends and family by sending a link on your favorite messenger apps. When you are sharing your location, the people you have chosen to share with will see you on their map. An icon above the compass on your own map will remind you that you are actively sharing your location. You can stop sharing your location at any time.

Users will also be able to share their real-time location and trip progress from navigation by tapping the “More” button on the bottom on the navigation screen, and then tapping “Share trip.” After sharing your trip, the receiver will see your expected arrival time and can follow your journey as you head toward your destination. Sharing automatically ends when you arrive.

Google says real-time location sharing on Google Maps is rolling out worldwide soon.


Author: Sneha Bokil

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