How Google Maps lets your loved ones know you’re safe at all times

Sharing your whereabouts with your loved ones so they know you’re safe or they can call for help if you’re in danger can be very comforting for them and for you, and it’s now easier than ever with the use of from Google Maps. Here’s how:

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How to share your location on Google Maps on iPhone, iPad, Android or web browser

  • Go to the Google Maps app (make sure the app is updated to the latest version) or sign in to Google Maps at Google.com/maps
  • Click on your profile picture in the upper right
  • click Location sharing
  • Click on the “Share Location” button.
  • In the first row you see, select File The amount of time You share your location. If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your location indefinitely, be sure to set a timeframe for when you’re traveling for it to expire (ie “for 1 hour” or “until you turn this off”).
  • in the next row, Select the people you want to share your location with. Note: Anyone with the link you send via email or text will be able to see your name, photo, and real-time location.
  • click Share button
  • Your contact will receive an email or text message with a link. Once you click on it, your contact can view your location on a Google Map on their device.
Here is where you can share your location with friends and loved ones.

Here is where you can share your location with friends and loved ones.

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How to stop sharing your location on iPhone, iPad, Android or web browser

  • Go to the Google Maps app (make sure the app is updated to the latest version) or sign in to Google Maps at Google.com/maps
  • Click on your profile picture in the upper right
  • Choose Location sharing
  • In the bottom row, you’ll see the contact you shared your location with
  • Click this row
  • In the next menu, in the second row, click on “Stopto stop sharing your location.

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Follow these steps to share your location on Google Maps.

Follow these steps to share your location on Google Maps.

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Can I share with someone who doesn’t have a Google Account?

Yes, you can share your location on Google Maps with someone who does not have a Google account. The steps to do this are slightly different.

  • On your mobile device or tablet, open the Google Maps program
  • Click on personal picture and go to Location sharing
  • Click Location sharing
  • Click More options
  • a Share with a link The list will pop up. tap on “Participate” button
  • handle copy To copy your site share link
  • Paste this link into an email, text message, or other messaging app and send it to whoever you want to share your location with.

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