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.
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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.
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