How to share live location using Google Maps

How to share live location using Google Maps

Google Maps, an extensively used navigation application, not only assists in finding directions but also enables you to share your real-time location with friends, family, or colleagues. 

Whether arranging a meeting, coordinating travel plans, or simply informing loved ones about your safety, sharing your live location on Google Maps is a simple process.

Here's a general guide on how to share your live location using Google Maps:
  • Open Google Maps - Ensure you have the latest version of the Google Maps app installed on your device & Launch the app.
  • Sign in - Ensure you are signed in to your Google Account.
  • Share Your Location - Tap on the blue dot that signifies your location on the map, usually located in the lower-right corner of the screen.
  • Share Your Live Location - A menu will appear with various options. Look for "Share your location" or "Share your real-time location."
  • Choose Duration - Select the duration for which you want to share your live location. You can specify a particular time or choose "Until you turn this off" for continuous sharing.
  • Select Contacts - Choose the contacts with whom you want to share your live location. You can share it with specific individuals or select apps like messaging apps.
  • Send - Once you have chosen the duration and selected contacts, tap the "Send" or "Share" button.
  • Monitor Shared Location - Recipients will receive a notification with a link to view your live location. They can open the link in a web browser to see your location on a map.
  • Stop Sharing - You can stop sharing your live location at any time by returning to the same menu where you initiated the sharing and selecting the option to stop sharing.

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