Google Maps: how to share real-time location on iPhone

Google Maps has improved route sharing last Friday (19). The feature, once exclusive to Android, is now available on iPhone (iOS). The user can share the location in real time through third-party applications such as WhatsApp and Messenger. It is also possible to send car, walking or pedaling routes. The live location automatically ends when the sender arrives at his destination.

In the following tutorial, check out how to share your trip on Google Maps with your friends. The procedure was performed on an iPhone 8 with iOS 12, but the tips are valid for users of models with Android. Google reports that the feature is already available to everyone in the latest version of Maps - learn how to update your apps.

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Step 1. After starting a GPS navigation, tap on the time bar and slide up. Then go to "Share traveling in progress";

Share trip on Google Maps

Step 2. Choose the contact you want to share the route with or select an application, such as WhatsApp, for example. If it is the first use of the resource, touch "Activate";

Send the Google Maps sharing link to a friend

Step 3. To send the route to WhatsApp, select the desired contacts and tap on the send button in "Next". Then confirm the action by pressing "Send". The recipient must have the Google Maps app installed on their mobile phone to keep track of their movement;

Send link of the simultaneous route made by Google Maps by WhatsApp

Step 4. The icon to the right of the time indicates that the route may be accompanied by the people with whom you sent the sharing link. To disable the feature, slide the time bar up and click "Stop Sharing."

Closing Location Sharing

Ready. Take the tips to keep others informed about your route through Google Maps.

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