Location : Whether you give ETA to friends and family or keep them informed where you are for security reasons, Google Maps makes it easy to share your exact location temporarily or continuously.
Need to share your real-time location with someone? IPhone users have the Find My app, which allows them to share their location with their contacts. However, if you have an Android device, or want to share with the person you already have, Google Maps lets you share your real-time location temporarily or continuously. Here’s how to set it up.
Share your location
Before you can start sharing data, you must first open a feature in the Google Maps app. Tap your profile icon in the top right corner and press Location Allocation. The screen will tell you how the feature will work; tap Share to open a panel with options to share your real-time with others.
Default option to share for a limited time. So if you plan to meet someone and you do not want them to have 24-7 access to your placce, you can set a limit on how long your location will be shared. Use the plus (+) and minus (-) to make your shared for 15 minutes or 24 hours.
You can then select a specific contact from the favorites list, or scroll to the end and press More to search for contacts. Or send a link to any number of apps you use to send a message to people. This option will create a shared link that will provide temporary access to your location. If we run out of time, the contact loses access to your place.
To continuously share with close friends and family, select Sharing and select Until you close this to share until you decide to close it. You will be able to select a specific contact to share your with, but there is no option to generate a shared link with this option.
If you are sharing with at least one contact, tap Sharing to see a list of contacts. You can add more people by tapping the new share button. Or select a contact icon on the map, then tap the merge button (+) in the top right corner.
Share your ETA
To share your limited one-time arrivals, tap Directions, set a location in Google Maps, then tap Start. Swipe up and tap Share your progress. Select a contact and select Share to give them an estimate of how far you are from your destination. Sharing will stop when you arrive or stop roaming. You can also close it by doing it under More> Stop Sharing.
Turn off Personal Allocation
To automatically turn off sharing, select a person’s location on the map or open the sharing option and then select their input at the bottom of the screen. Tap the pause button to quickly stop sharing, or tap when it says “You can see your location” to change how long they can see you.
Any active link sharing will also appear in the sharing menu. Tap Sharing by entering the link and select Stop to close immediately.
Google to stop sharing your location
If you tell Google to stop sharing your this way, your contact will always be visible in your list under sharing. To delete a complete contact, select it, press the three dot icon, and select Delete from the list.
This can also be done with your Google Account; click People & Sharing, then find the sharing section and click Manage Sharing. You will see anyone who can access your location. Click the X to remove them from the list and revoke their access.