How to track friends and family using Google Maps to keep them safe

GOOGLE Maps has a really handy feature that can help protect you or a loved one.

It uses location tracking so you can make sure someone’s coming home – but it’s also handy if you’re trying to meet up somewhere.

Location tracking is handy — and so easy to set up


Location tracking is handy — and so easy to set up

Tracking someone on Google Maps without their permission would be a kind of invasion of privacy.

But there are many legitimate ways to stalk a friend or family member with their consent.

If you’re trying to track a friend in real-time who has shared their location like WhatsApp, Google Maps definitely allows it.

To track a friend, they must do one of the following…

How to Share Google Maps Location on iPhone and iPad

If you want to share something with someone who has a Google account, add their Gmail address to your Google contacts.

Then open Google Maps on your device, tap your profile picture, then select share location.

Next, tap the share location Button.

Now you can decide how long and with whom you want to share your location.

You can tick as many contact names as you like.

When you’re done, tap share button on your iPhone.

The people you selected will now receive a notification to follow you.

How to share Google Maps location on Android

To share your location with a Google contact, go to Google Maps and tap your profile picture.

Then choose share location.

Tap the share location Button.

You may have to make possible Maps to access your contacts at this point.

Now you can choose how long you want to share your location and choose each person you want to see.

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Unfortunately, it’s only possible to share your live location using a mobile device.

However, you can still see someone’s location on the desktop version of Google Maps.

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And you can also stop sharing your location with anyone via desktop.

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