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Share your location on Chrome

Get more useful information from sites by allowing them to see your location. For example, when you share your location, you can find restaurants near you on Google Maps more quickly.

When a site wants to use your location information, Chrome shows you a prompt. You can also adjust which sites can get your location.

Manage location sharing

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. In the "Privacy" section, click Content settings.
  5. In the dialogue that appears, scroll down to the "Location" section. Select your default permission for future location requests:
    • Allow all sites to track your physical location: Select this option to let all sites automatically see your location.
    • Ask when a site tries to track your physical location: Select this option if you want Google Chrome to alert you whenever a site wants to see your location.
    • Do not allow any site to track your physical location: Select this option to automatically deny requests for your location.
  6. Click Manage exceptions if you want to remove any permissions that you gave before to specific sites.

Using a Chrome device at work or school? Your network administrator might set device access settings for you, in which case you can't change them here. Find out about using a managed Chrome device

Android device
  1. On your Android device, open the Google Chrome app Chrome app.
  2. Tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Tap Site settings and then Location.
  4. Use the blue slider at the top of the screen to have Chrome ask before accessing your location, or to block all sites from accessing your location.
  5. Tap the specific blocked or allowed sites to manage exceptions.
iPhone or iPad
  1. Open the settings app.
  2. From the list, tap Chrome Chrome app
  3. Tap Location.
  4. Choose to have Chrome never access your location, or allow Chrome access to your location only while using the app.

More about your location

Your location privacy

Google Chrome never shares your location without your permission. By default, whenever you're on a site that wants to use your location information, Google Chrome shows you a prompt at the top of the page.

Your location goes to the site only if you select Allow.

Find out how to manage exceptions if you want to remove permissions that you have given before to specific sites.

How Chrome gets your location

If you let Google Chrome share your location with a site, Chrome sends information to Google Location Services to get an estimate of where you are. Chrome can then share that info with the site that wants your location.

Note: You should review the privacy policy of a website before sharing your location with that site.

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