Share your location

You can share your current location with the people and circles you choose across Google products such as Google+ and Google Now.

You can share your pinpoint or city-level location, and you can share different things with different circles. For example, you can share your precise location with family, but share only what city you’re in with your co-workers.

You can also change who can see your location or turn off Location Sharing at any time.

Location sharing with Google+ (1:39)

How to let others know where you are.

 

 

 

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Set up Location Sharing

To use Location Sharing, you'll need to complete both of these steps:

  1. Turn on Location Reporting from a compatible device [Android] [iOS]. 
  2. Turn on Location Sharing and choose who can see your location. 

Turn Location Sharing on or off

Android app
  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon.
  2. Touch the menu button or icon menu > Settings.
  3. Touch the account name you'd like to update.
  4. Touch Location sharing > next to "Location Sharing", turn the switch on or off.
    • To share your precise location, scroll down to where it says "Pinpoint Location" and touch Edit. Choose the people and circles you'd like to share your precise location with > DONE at the top right.
    • To share your current city location, scroll down to where it says "City Location" and touch Edit. Choose the people and circles you'd like to share your city location with > DONE at the top right.
iOS app
  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon.
  2. Touch the menu icon  , then Locations.
  3. Touch the gear icon , then Settings. Next to "Location Sharing", turn the switch on or off.
    • To share your precise location, scroll to "Pinpoint Location" and touch Edit. Choose the people and circles you'd like to share your precise location with, then check the checkmark at the top right.
    • To share your current city location, scroll to "City Location" and touch Edit. Choose the people and circles you'd like to share your city location with, then check the checkmark at the top right.
Computer
  1. Open Google+. Place your cursor in the top left corner for the Google+ main menu.
  2. Click Settings .
  3. Scroll down to "Location Settings" and check the box next to Enable Location Sharing to start sharing your location. You can uncheck the box to turn off location sharing, which turns off sharing for both your pinpoint location and city-level location.
  4. To select who you share your precise location with, use the drop-down menu next to Who can see your Pinpoint location.
  5. To select who you share your city location with, use the drop-down menu next to Who can see your City location.
Mobile browser
This setting is not available using a mobile web browser at this time, but you can change it using a desktop computer.

Note: If you don't specify who to share your "Pinpoint Location" or "City Location" with, your location is shared only with you by default.

Where your location appears

People you choose to share location information with will be able to see your current location on Google products. For example, on your Google+ profile, your location is displayed below your name and profile photo on desktop, Android, and iOS devices. 

On Android and iOS, people you share with can see your location on a map in the Locations destination in the Google+ app.

Don't see your location?

Try checking the following:

  1. Location Sharing is turned on for your account. See instructions above to turn on Location Sharing.
  2. If you have multiple Google accounts, ensure that Location Reporting and Location Sharing have been turned on for the account you want to use.