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Share your location using Google Maps

You can’t share your location in Google+ anymore. If you used to share your location in Google+ and want to keep sharing it, you’ll need to share it again in Google Maps.

If they have 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 Google Mapsand sign in. Learn how to sign in.
  3. Tap the Menu and then Share location and then Add People Adding people.
  4. Choose how long you want to share your location.
  5. Tap Select People.
  • If you’re asked about your contacts, give Google Maps access.
  1. Choose who you want to share with.
  2. Tap Share.

If they don't have a Google Account

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Mapsand sign in. Learn how to sign in.
  2. Tap the Menu and then Share location.
  3. Tap Copy to clipboard. People with this link can see your location for as long as you choose, up to 72 hours.

Share using another app

You can also share through messaging apps. Tap More Moreand thenselect an app.

   

Stop sharing

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap the Menu and then Share location.
  3. Next to the person with whom you want to stop sharing, tap Remove Remove.

Share your E.T.A

After you start your drive, you can share your destination, estimated arrival time and where you are on the route.

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Set a driving destination. Learn how to navigate to a place.
  3. After you start navigation, tap More Up arrowand thenShare trip progress.
  4. Choose a person from the list.
  5. Tap Share.
  6. Location Sharing will stop when you reach your destination or stop navigating.
  • To stop sharing before you arrive, tap MoreMoreand then Stop sharing.

See where someone is

If someone shares their location with you, you can see them on the map.

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap the Menu and then Share location.
  3. Choose someone.
  • To see an updated location, tap on a friend’s icon and then More Moreand thenRefresh.

Stop seeing someone's location

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. On the map, tap their icon.
  3. At the bottom, tap More More.
  4. To temporarily hide someone, tap Hide from 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. Tap the Menu and thenShare location and thenMore More.
  2. Tapand thenHidden from map and thenMore Moreand thenShow on map.
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