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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

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 cannot share your location in Maps Go. Learn more about Maps Go features.

Share your location

Share with a person who has a Google Account

  1. If you haven't already, add their Gmail address to your Google Contacts.
  2. ​On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps and sign in. Learn how to sign in.​
  3. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Location sharing and then New share Add people.
  4. Choose how long you want to share your location.
  5. Tap the profile of the person with whom you want to share your location. If asked about your contacts, give Google Maps access.
  6. Tap Share.

Share with a person who doesn’t have a Google Account

To send your location to someone who doesn’t have a Google Account, share your location with a link.
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps and sign in. Learn how to sign in.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Location sharing and then New share Add people.
  3. To copy your Location sharing link, tap Copy to clipboard.
  4. To share the link with someone, paste the link into an email, text, or other messaging app.
People with this link can find your real-time location for as long as you choose, up to 72 hours.

Stop sharing

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Location sharing.
  3. Tap the profile of the person you don’t want to share your location with anymore.
  4. Tap Stop.

Share your estimated time of arrival

When you navigate by car, foot, or bicycle, you can share your destination, estimated arrival time, and your current location. The person you share this information with can track your location until you arrive.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Set a destination. Learn how to navigate to a place.
  3. After you start navigation, tap More More and then Share trip progress.
  4. Tap the profile of the person with whom you want to share and then Share.
  5. When you reach your destination or stop navigation, you stop sharing your location.
    • To stop sharing before you arrive: Tap More More and then Stop sharing.

Get someone’s location

Find someone's location

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

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app​ Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Location sharing.
  3. Tap the profile of the person you want to find.
    • To update the person's location: Tap on a friend’s icon and then More More and then Refresh.

Tip: If you have a Pixel phone, learn how to find someone with Live View.

Ask for someone’s location

If you shared your location with someone, or they shared with you in the past, you can ask for their location in Maps.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Location sharing.
  3. Tap a contact who shared with you before.
  4. Tap Request and then Request

After you ask for your contact’s location, they get your email address, a notification and can:

  • View your profile to verify who you are.
  • Share their location with you.
  • Ignore your request.
  • Block you. You can't ask for their location anymore.
Tip: To find someone's location, you can also ask the Google Assistant.

Hide or show someone's location

Hide 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 Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app​ Maps.
  2. On the map, tap their icon.
  3. At the bottom, tap More More.
  4. Tap Hide from 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 Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app​ Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Location sharing and then More More.
  3. Tap Hidden from map and then More More and then Show on map.

Deny or block a location request

If you don’t want to share your location with someone in Google Maps, you can:
  • Deny the request: Tap No. Your location isn’t shared.
  • Block the requester: Tap Block. Your location isn’t shared and the requester can’t ask for your location anymore. When you block someone, it affects how they can contact you in other Google products. Learn more about blocking users.

Unblock someone

  1.  On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app​ Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then  Location sharing.
  3. At the top, tap More More and then Blocked users.
  4. Next to the person you want to unblock, tap Remove Remove.
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