How to Share Live Location on Google Maps

Published 2 months ago

Google Maps is the most trusted map service, which helps us to find locations. Google introduced some features on Google Maps. Now you can share your live location on Google Maps to any user that the person can connect you with Google maps fast. It becomes easy to find locations. It is very useful tool in safety concern.

Let’s see how can you share live location through Google maps.

Steps to share live location on google maps:

Google Maps service is available on both desktop and mobile devices. You can share your live location lonely through mobile apps. It’s available on both Android and IOS platforms. You can share live location with using Google account or the copy link.

Just see quick steps:

  1. Open the app: Open ‘Google maps’ app.
  2. Complete the sign in: Sign in with Google account if you haven’t done that. It will make your work easier.
  3. Tap on ‘three bars’: You will see the complete details there. Tap on three bars option at the top left corner.
  4. Tap ‘location sharing’: Now tap on the option ‘location sharing’ option in given options.
  5. Tap on add icon: Tap on add icon at the top right corner.
  6. Choose the period: Choose the period for long you want to share the location. You can use plus and minus option. You can make it off by tapping on ‘untill you turn this off’ option.
  7. Tap on select people: Tap on ‘select people’ option.
  8. Choose the people: Choose the people with whom you want to share your live location. You can search the people in search tab at the top.
  9. Tap on the user ID: Tap on the user ID of the user. It will be the Google ID.
  10. Tap ‘share’: Tap ‘share’ option at the top right corner.

This process is similar on both platforms. When the person doesn’t have a Google account whom you want to share the location, you need a different process in both platforms.

Share on iPhone:

Open your app and tap on three bars at left corner. Now follow the next:

  1. Tap ‘location sharing’: Tap on the option ‘location sharing’.
  2. Tap on add icon: Tap on add icon at the top right corner.
  3. Tap ‘message’: If the user doesn’t have a google account then choose your period and tap on ‘message’ in the previous section.
  4. Copy the link: now automatically you will get the link of your live location. Copy it from the message box and share it with anyone.

Share on Android:

When you tap on the add icon then complete the period for long you want to share the location. Now follow these two steps:

  1. Tap on more: tap on three dots ‘more’ option at the bottom right corner.
  2. Tap ‘copy to clipboard’: Now tap on ‘copy to clipboard’ option next. The link has copied and now you can share it with anyone. People with this link can see your location for as long as you choose, up to 72 hours.

This is how you can share your live location to anyone by using Google Maps.

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