Latitude has been retired

Google Latitude was retired on August 9th, 2013. Products retired include Google Latitude in Google Maps for Android, Latitude for iPhone, the Latitude API, the public badge, the iGoogle Gadget, and the Latitude website at maps.google.com/latitude.

What does this mean for me?

  • You are no longer able to share your location using Latitude.
  • We haven’t included Latitude as a feature in the latest version of Google Maps for mobile on Android and you can no longer see Latitude for iPhone on the App Store.
  • Your list of friends on Latitude is no longer visible. You are no longer able to see or manage friends. Existing friends will no longer see your location in Google Maps for mobile on Android, Latitude for iPhone, the public badge, the iGoogle Gadget, and the Latitude website at maps.google.com/latitude, if you continue to use these products.

While location sharing is no longer possible with Latitude, there are still actions you can take with your location information:

  • Share using Google+
    You can share your location with your friends on Google+ using the Google+ app on your Android or iOS device.
  • Control Location Reporting
    If you only used Location Reporting for Latitude sharing, your Location Reporting will be disabled. You can enable Location Reporting afterwards if you’d like to turn it on for location sharing via Google+, Location History, or other uses.
  • Control Location History
    If you use Location Reporting and have Location History enabled, your location data will continue to be recorded to your Location History. You can view and manage Location History data on the Location History website.

Note: We’re no longer supporting Google Maps for Mobile 6.14.4 and below for Location History or Location Reporting settings.

You can also see other changes:

  • Third Party Applications
    Applications that use the Latitude API are no longer be able to access your location data, including Location History data, on Google servers. However, these non-Google applications may continue to store data they’ve already accessed. Please contact the developer of these applications for more information.
  • Latitude Privacy Reminders
    We have removed the privacy reminder settings and you can no longer receive email reminders.
  • Check-ins
    We have removed check-ins from Google Maps for mobile. Any previously enabled automatic check-ins will also be turned off. But don't worry, you can check in and view your past check-ins on Google+.

I really like Latitude -- are there any other alternatives?

Location Reporting and History settings for all your Google apps and services have been combined into a single setting for your device. Check-ins are available in the Google+ for Mobile app. You can also share your location with your circles, and see your friends on the map, with the Location sharing feature of Google+ on Android and coming soon for iOS.

What will happen to my location data and friends list?

  • Location History - As long as you don’t delete your Location History, you can find it in the Location History website.
  • Friends list - your Latitude friends list will be deleted.

Note: If you only used Location Reporting for Latitude sharing, your Location Reporting will be disabled. If you use Location Reporting and have Location History enabled, your location data will continue to be recorded to your Location History. If you disable Location Reporting and haven't enabled Location History, your most recent location will eventually be deleted.

Can I still see and manage my Location History?

If you use Location Reporting and have Location History enabled, your location data will continue to be recorded to your Location History. You can view and manage Location History data on the Location History website.

What’s happening to check-ins, public badge, and the iGoogle gadget?

Check-ins have been turned off on Google Maps for mobile. This means you won’t be able to check in from or see check-ins in Google Maps for mobile. If you chose to turn on automatic check-ins, these have also been turned off. You can still check in via Google+ and see your check-ins in Google+ on your browser.

If you have the Latitude public badge or the iGoogle gadget, these stopped showing your location on August 9, 2013.

Can I take my data out of Latitude?

No, you can’t export your friend information out of Latitude. If you disable Location Reporting and haven't enabled Location History, your most recent location will eventually be deleted.

If you have Location History data, you can export the data using the export feature in the Map tab of the Location History website at google.com/locationhistory or using Google Takeout.