Share your real-time location with others

You can choose who can see where you are on a continuing basis and for how long using Google Location Sharing. 

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

You need a mobile device to share your real-time location through Location Sharing, but you can control your Location Sharing settings from a computer. Learn more about how to use the Google Maps app to share your real-time location.

See where someone is

If someone shares their location with you through Location Sharing, you can see them on Google Maps.

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

Hide someone's location

If you no longer want to see someone who has shared their real-time location with you on Google Maps, you can hide their location from appearing.

  1. On your computer, open Google MapsGoogle Maps.
  2. Click Menu Menuand then Location sharing.
  3. Tap their icon.
  4. To temporarily hide someone, tap HIDE ON MAP. You can stop hiding them at any time.

Note: You can stop someone’s location from ever appearing on your map. Learn how to block another person’s account.

Stop hiding someone

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

Stop sharing your real-time location

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

Location Sharing availability

You may see a warning when you open Location Sharing. Common causes include:

  • You're in a country/region where you can’t share your location.
  • You're too young to share your location.
    Note: Your parents can manage Location Sharing with the Family Link app.
  • Location Sharing isn’t available for your G Suite domain. You can ask your administrator to turn on this feature.
Send us feedback if Location Sharing isn’t working for you.

 

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