How to share your location in Google Maps

When it comes to directions and navigation, Google Maps is one of the best options. Used by millions of smartphone owners. It is constantly improving, and in March Google added one of the most requested features. Real -time position sharing . Here's what you need to know and how to share your location in Google Maps.

Think about all the questions you ask yourself while travelling. When will you arrive? What is your ETA? Did you manage to get home safely? All of these questions can be instantly answered with location sharing in Google Maps.

Even better, by setting up Google Maps to share your location with friends or family, you stay safe on the road. By preventing question-filled text messages or drivers from responding with information and taking their eyes off the road. This is an old feature that was missing from Google Maps, and now it's here. Read on for more details.

In Google Maps for Android and iOS, this feature will be available to everyone. Directly inside the application, and in a few clicks, share your position with whoever you want. Google added tons of controls, time limits for location sharing, and more for those with privacy concerns.

Users can share a location (or navigation progress) with one or more contacts. Not to mention time intervals from just 15 minutes of sharing, to three days. There's even a "until you turn it off" setting for those who really need it. Users will receive email reminders that sharing is enabled and will see an in-app notification at all times.

Set limits for how long your location can be shared

Location sharing also works on smartphones, tablets and PC version or web browser. This means that everyone can check it when needed. Additionally, location sharing can be initiated from within the navigation screen. Making users take even fewer steps to quickly share information with friends or family. Now that you know how it all works, here's how to use it yourself.


Google has made it super easy to share your location or navigation progress in Maps. Then all controls and time limits are great for those who care about privacy.

Now your friends or family can simply open the sent link and instantly launch Google Maps and get real-time location updates and details. It will show where you are, or track along the road during a long trip or vacation.

This feature was once included in Google Latitude and integrated with Google+, but has since been removed. Now, since March 22, 2017, it is in Maps for everyone. Additionally, it has also been an option in the Google-owned Waze app.

Finally, another option similar to this for families is Google Trusted Contacts . Allow real-time sharing of location and other information. As Google Maps continues to evolve, Apple Maps has its work cut out for it. This feature has just been added and should be available to everyone now or in the near future.