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Here's How To Share Your Location Using Google Maps

Here’s How To Share Your Location Using Google Maps

For when “oo, bes, on the way na talaga ako, promise” is not enough.

We’ve all been there. We’re running two hours late to a coffee date with a friend and we’ve simply accepted that that’s us as human beings. How do we mitigate the circumstance? By telling the whole damn truth. Tell our friend exactly where we are. After re-coupling a feature called “share location”, Google Maps now enables you to do this. Probably for this specific reason.

Kidding aside, the feature is useful when you want to meet up with family and friends. You can simply pin your location and share it with them.

Here’s how.

How To Share Your Location Using Google Maps

  1. Open Google Maps from the app drawer or the home screen.
  2. Tap the hamburger menu (the three horizontal lines) on the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Select Share location.

    How to share your location in Google Maps

  4. Tap Get Started.
  5. Use the + icon to select a time period or select the Until you turn this off setting to share your location indefinitely.
  6. Tap Select People.

    How to share your location in Google Maps

  7. You’ll see a list of your frequent contacts at the top, along with a full list of contacts. Pick the contacts by tapping their name.
  8. Once you’ve selected the contacts you want to share your location to, tap Share.
  9. You’ll see a message saying that the selected contact can view your location.

    How to share your location in Google Maps

How to create a shareable link

You can also create a link and use it to share your location easily. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Tap the hamburger menu on the top left corner of the screen.
  2. Select Share location.
  3. Tap Get Started.

    How to share your location in Google Maps

  4. Select the amount of time you want to share your location.
  5. Tap More.
  6. Select your app of choice to create and send a unique URL that broadcasts your current location. You can email it, send the link via Messenger, or even tweet it to the intended recipient.

    How to share your location in Google Maps

How to share your navigation directions while you walk, drive or transit

One of the best ways to share your location with someone is during a drive, walk or transit. If you’re meeting a friend or family member somewhere, or navigating towards their home, Google Maps lets you share your location with them for the duration of the trip. It’s magic!

  1. In the search bar enter your destination.
  2. Pick your navigation type (drive, transit, walk) and press the blue navigate button.
  3. Tap the arrow next to the time-to-destination number at the bottom of the screen.

  4. Tap Share trip progress.
  5. Choose one or more contacts to share trip progress.

You can also stop sharing your location with someone before a trip ends.

  1. Tap the arrow next to the time-to-destination number at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Stop sharing.

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