How to share location on Google Maps | The Sun

THE Google Maps sharing feature can help keep loved ones informed of your location, just like you can on WhatsApp.

But setting it up varies slightly for every device.

How to share Google Maps location on iPhone and iPad

If you want to share your location with someone who has a Google account, be sure to add their Gmail address to your Google Contacts.

Then open Google Maps on your device, tap your profile picture, and then choose Location Sharing.

Next choose Add People, decide how long you want to share your location, and then tap one or more contacts.

You might need to grant permission to share contacts with Google Maps at this stage.


How to change Google Maps voice in seconds

You’re using Google Maps WRONG – five things you didn’t realise you could do

If the person doesn’t have a Google account, you can share a location link from the Add People part of the above process.

You can send this link via iMessage or a different chat app.

How to share Google Maps location on Android

To share your location with a Google Contact, go to Google Maps and tap your profile picture.

Then click Location Sharing, Add People, set a sharing time, and then choose a contact.

If the other person doesn’t have a Google account, you’ll need to click the Location Sharing Link option from the Add People section.

You can then tap Copy To Clipboard and send this link via a messaging app or over email.

How to share Google Maps location on PC

Unfortunately, it’s only possible to share your live location while using a mobile device.

But you can still view someone else’s location on the desktop version of Google Maps.

You can also stop sharing your location with someone via desktop too.

Best Phone and Gadget tips and hacks

Looking for tips and hacks for your phone? Want to find those secret features within social media apps? We have you covered…

  • How to delete your Instagram account
  • What does pending mean on Snapchat?
  • How to check if you've been blocked on WhatsApp
  • How to drop a pin on Google Maps
  • How can I change my Facebook password?
  • How to go live on TikTok
  • How to clear the cache on an iPhone
  • What is NFT art?
  • What is OnlyFans?
  • What does Meta mean?

Get all the latest WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and other tech gadget stories here.

Most read in Phones & Gadgets


iPhone owners go wild for 'must-buy' accessory at new low price


People are realizing iPhone has ‘instant upgrade’ hidden within popular app


iPhone owners can get a free treat to celebrate big Apple event – here's how


New 'ear-cleaning' headphones wash out wax in seconds – there's a brutal catch

In other news, find out how to drop a pin on Google Maps.

Read our guide on how to change Google Maps voice.

And you can now password-protect your Google Search history so prying eyes don't see it.

We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Tech & Science team? Email us at [email protected]

Source: Read Full Article