How to Share Real-Time Location on Google Maps

Google keeps adding new features to its apps. And one of the best features Google has added to the Maps app is Location sharing. Using this feature, you can share your real-time (live) location with your friends on Google Maps.

You can understand the importance of this feature by considering the following scenario: You and one of your friends want to catch up for dinner. But you are new to the city and have problems navigating. What would you do in such a condition?

Here is where Google Maps’ real-time location-sharing feature comes to the rescue. You can share your real-time (live) location with your friend on Google Maps. After that, you can easily navigate to each other’s location.

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Share your Real-time Location with your Friends on Google Maps

Follow these steps to see how to share your live location on Google Maps.

Step 1: Open Google Maps and select Location Sharing

First, open the Google Maps app on your phone by tapping on the Maps icon. After that tap on the Profile icon and select Location Sharing.

Now, you can share your live location with your friend and vice versa. Once done, both of you can see each other’s real-time location on the map and it will be very easy for both of you to navigate.

Open Google Maps Tap On Profile And Select Location Sharing
Open Google Maps, tap on Profile, and select Location Sharing

Step 2: Select Contact and Share Live Location

Now, tap on the “New Share” button on Google Maps. On the next screen tap on the “For 1 hour” button. After that, you can set a custom time to share your live location on Google Maps.

First, set the time then select the contact to share your live location and finally tap on Share. Google Maps will share your real-time location with selected contacts.

Tap On New Share And Set Duration And Select Contact Then Tap On Share
Tap on New Share, set duration, and select Contacts then tap on the Share button

The selected contact will receive a notification. After he clicks on it, he will be able to see your real-time location on Google Maps. Happy navigating with the live location-sharing feature.

NOTE: If both of you want to see each other’s location on Maps, ask your friend to share his real-time location as well. After that, both of you can see each other’s live location on Google Maps.

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Step 3: Stop Sharing Your Live Location

If you wish to stop sharing your location, you can simply do that from the Google Maps app. Tap on the contact with whom you have shared your live location and tap on the Stop button. That’s it, your friend won’t be able to see your location anymore.

Tap On Stop Button To Stop Sharing Your Real Time Live Location On Google Maps
Tap on the Stop button to stop sharing your real-time location

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Share your Live Location on Google Maps

The above tutorial explained how you can share your real-time location on Google Maps with your friends. The feature of Google Maps is very useful for almost everyone. You can meet your buddies easily by sharing your real-time (live) location with them on Google Maps.

Hope you liked this tutorial. Make sure to share this tutorial with your friends to make it easy for them to share their location with you. You can drop your queries and suggestions in the comment section below.

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