The stock Messages app for iOS is as good as any top third-party messaging app—if not better. Do you know that you can share your current or live location in iMessage via Apple Maps on iPhone? Furthermore, there is also an option to share real-time location indefinitely with your friend.

You are going to attend a very important meeting. Unfortunately, you get stuck in a long traffic and won't be able to reach the place at the scheduled time. Won't you want to let your concerned friend know your real-time location to ensure he doesn't become too anxious and is able to keep a track of your location a bit easily? You would like to do that, wouldn't you?

How to Share Live Location in iMessage via Apple Maps on iPhone

How to Share Live/Current Location in iMessage using Apple Maps on iPhone

Note: Make sure you have turned on Location Services for Apple Maps. Settings → Privacy → Location Services → Maps → Select While Using the App.

Step #1. Launch Messages app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, open any conversation.

Step #3. Next, you need to tap on the “i” button at the top right corner.

Tap on i Button in iMessages App on iPhone

Step #4. Now, you have two options

  • Send My Current Location
  • Share My Location

Location Sharing Options in iMessage on iPhone

Sharing Current Location: If you want to share your current location, just tap on Send My Current Location.

Sharing Real-Time Location: If you want to share your live location, tap on Share My Location.

Now, you have three options—

  • Share for One Hour
  • Share Until End of Day
  • Share Indefinitely

In this test, I'm going to share my location for one hour.

Share Location in iMessage on iPhone

Step #5. In the end, tap on Done at the top right corner.

Share Live Location in iMessage using Apple Maps on iPhone

How to Stop Sharing Live Location in iMessage via Apple Maps on iPhone

You can stop sharing your live location at any time you want.

Step #1. Launch Messages app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Open the conversation and then tap on “i” button at the top right corner.

Tap i Icon in iMessage on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Stop Sharing My Location and confirm.

Stop Location Sharing in iMessage on iPhone

Step #4. Tap on Done at the top right.

Turn Off Location Sharing in iMessage

That's done!

Wrapping Up

Location sharing is a very helpful feature, isn't it? It allows you to keep a tab on the location of your friend in the easiest possible way.

You can share your live location via Google Maps and Facebook Messenger. There is also a way to share live location in Message via Google Maps.

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