How to share location on Google Maps

It is better to share location from Google Maps than from WhatsApp

Google Maps offers numerous geolocation functions and one of them is being able to share our location. Normally, users do it from WhatsApp or another messaging app, but it is more efficient do it directly from Google Maps. Let's see how it's done.

So you can share your location on Google Maps

Share location directly from Google Maps

Google Maps is a fairly sophisticated tool that can help us find any place on a virtual map. Furthermore, it facilitates share our location in real time or from some direction directly, without leaving it. To make it efficient, you must do the following steps:

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  • Enter Google Maps.
  • Tap your profile photo.
  • A menu will open, where we want to press the button «share«.
  • Configure the option indicating the time you will be there and the contact to whom you will send it.

The person who receives it will see a Google Maps link directly, with buttons enabled to know how to get there. When you press it, a guide window opens to tell you how to get to that place. It is quite practical and more efficient than share location from WhatsApp.

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How to Share Location from Google Maps

You don't necessarily have to be on site to share an address from Google Maps. For example, if it is a meeting point where you have not yet arrived, you can send the link by following these steps:

  • Open Google Maps.
  • Locate the point or address you want to share.
  • You can use the Google Maps search engine by entering the name of the premises, street, area, residence, among others.
  • When you touch the place, a series of options will open at the bottom, scroll each one of them until you see «share«.
  • Select the way to send it and the final contact.
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The location sharing option is best done directly from Google Maps compared to the option offered by WhatsApp. Because do it directly from the geolocation app, includes valuable data such as the percentage of battery you have left.

This function is quite useful for parents who want to know the exact location of their children and how much charge they have left on their phone. Thus, in case of any emergency they can act efficiently. However, the location sharing option It has a restriction and is for minors under 18 years of age, whose duration of the link is 24 hours. Once finished, the user can share their location again through this method.

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With these references, tricks and information, the way you share your location will now be different and safer, directly from Google Maps. Share this article with other users so they know how to use this valuable and important function.


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