Walking down a quiet and dark alley or riding your bike at a scary hour of the day, quite unsafe, isn’t it? Sometimes, we have to travel or walk down a road which seems downright scary. Well, you can’t avoid the route, but you can share your real-time location with your friends and family while on the move.
Now Google Maps real-time feature will help in sharing real-time data. It enables users to send their route, current location and also share estimated time of arrival via text message or third-party apps such as WhatsApp, Hangouts or Messenger. This could be just as I am on the way text or reached safely to the destination text.
Share Real-Time Location Using Google Maps
Follow these Steps To Start Sharing Your Real-Time Location & Data Using Google Maps on iOS
Step 1: Launch Google Maps.
Step 2: Enter Your Destination and start navigating.
Step 3: Press ^ icon locate near ETA and Exit options. You will get Options such as Share Trip Progress, Search Along Route, Preview Route, Directions and Settings. Tap Share Trip Progress.
Step 4: Now you will be given with the list of friends under “Share Location Until You Arrive.” Select a friend with which you want to share the real-time Google Maps data and also choose the method of contact to send the data.
The location will be shared until you arrive at the destination.
The process is the same when you are using Android, the only difference is that to get the options such as Share Trip Progress, Search Along Route, Preview Route, Directions and Settings. Tap Share Trip Progress. You need to swipe from the bottom of the screen.
This journey feature works whether you are driving, walking, cycling or running. However, it doesn’t work when travelling via public transport. You can also use the feature while using cab service like Uber.
As per Google post mentions, “Getting where you need to go is important, but making it to your destination safe and sound is the most important thing of all.”
In this way, you can share your real-time location with friends and family using Google Maps on your Android or iOS. If you face any issues while following these steps, let us know in the comments section below.
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