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Show others where you are with iMessage

If you chat with your friends and family on iMessage, you can use Google Maps to show them where you are.

Step 1: Open a conversation

Note: To send MMS messages, iMessage needs your phone number. If you’re asked, tap Settings to add your number.

  1. From your iPhone or iPad Home screen, find iMessage.
  2.  Open an existing conversation, or go to the top right and tap New Message New Message.

Step 2: Add Google Maps to iMessage

  1. At the bottom of the screen, tap Apps
  2. In the bottom left, tap the App drawer Apps.
  3. Tap Add +.
  4. In the top right, tap Manage.
  5. Next to “Google Maps,” turn the switch on. If you don’t see Google Maps, download the Google Maps app
  6. In the top right, tap Done.

Step 3: Send your location

  1. At the bottom of the screen, tap Apps .
  2. In the bottom left, tap the App drawer Apps.
  3. Tap Google Maps.
  4. If you moved since the last time you shared your position, or the map shows you in the wrong place, update your location. To update your location, go to the top right corner and tap Refresh .
  5. Tap Send .
  6. Tap the up arrow.
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