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Share your real-time location with others

You can choose who can find your location and how long to share your location with Google Location Sharing.

Tip: Other Google products may also allow you to share a one-time location with others. 

Location Sharing availability

Location Sharing works even when Location History is turned off.

You may get a warning when you open Location sharing. Common causes include:

If Location sharing doesn’t work for you, send us feedback.

Important: You must use a mobile device to share your real-time location through Location sharing. However, you can control your Location sharing settings from a computer. Learn how to share your location on your Android phone or tablet or iPhone or iPad.

Find someone's location

When someone shares their location with you, you can find them on your map.

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps Maps.
  2. Click Menu Menu and then Location sharing.
  3. Choose someone.

Hide or show someone's location

If you don’t want someone’s real-time location on your map, you can hide it. You can turn their location back on at any time.

  1. On your computer, open Google MapsMaps.
  2. Click Menu Menu and then Location sharing.
  3. Tap their icon.
  4. To temporarily hide someone, tap Hide on map.

Tip: You can permanently block someone’s location from your map. Learn how to block another person’s account.

Turn on someone’s location you’ve hidden
  1. On your computer, open Google Maps Maps.
  2. Click Menu Menuand then Location sharing.
  3. Hover over the hide icon next to someone.
  4. Click Show on map.

Stop sharing

  1. On your computer, open your Location sharing settings.
  2. Next to the person with whom you want to stop sharing, click Remove Remove.
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