[ad_1] Step by step guide to share live location on Google Maps

Step by step guide to share live location on Google Maps

Jan 29, 2024

ET Online

Did you know?

Most of us are familiar with the live location sharing option on WhatsApp. But did you know you could do it on Google too? Google Maps has a feature that lets you share your live location.

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Why share location?

Sharing your live location can come in handy for security reasons, or to simply let a person know where you are so that they can find you.

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How to do it?

You can share your live location on Google Maps for as long as you want to. Here's how.

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On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app and sign in.

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Tap your profile picture or initial, then click on the Location Sharing option, and then tap New Share.

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Choose for how long you want to share your location. It can be either 1 or more hours, or until you turn it off manually.

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To copy your Location Sharing link, tap Copy to clipboard. Alternatively, you can share your suggested contacts if they match.

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To share the link with someone, paste the link into an SMS, email or any messaging app.

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