You will be able to share your real-time location and trip progress with your friends in Google Maps on your iPhone very soon. You can select how long to share the location and with whom.
When you share your trip progress with anyone, he/she will see your location until you arrive at the destination. Supposing you are going to attend the birthday party of your friend and unfortunately get stuck in a long traffic, your friend will be able to know your real-time location until you reach the spot. Let me show you how to share location and trip progress in Google Maps for iPhone.
How to Share Real-Time Location in Google Maps on iPhone
Note: Google will soon launch location sharing feature worldwide. It will be available for both Google Maps for iOS and Android.
Step #1. Once the real-time location sharing feature is available in Google Maps, update the app on your iOS device (App Store → Updates → Google Maps → Update). Then, launch it.
Step #2. Next, you need to tap on the menu button at the top left corner of the screen. Alternately, tap on the blue dot which represents your current location.
Step #3. Now, tap on the people icon at the top right corner.
Step #4. Next, you have to select how long you want to share your location.
Then, tap on Select people at the bottom left corner.
Step #5. Now, select the person with whom you want to share your location. Then, tap on Share at the bottom right corner.
Now, your friends will be notified about your location sharing. When they tap on the notification, the app will open showing your current location along with your profile picture.
Your friends can also see how long they can view your location. They can also share their location with you by turning on the switch next to Share your location.
How to Share Your Trip Progress in Google Maps on iPhone
Step #1. Open Google Maps on your iOS device.
Step #2. Tap on the menu button (looks like a small upward arrow) at the bottom right corner.
Step #3. Next, tap on Share trip progress.
Step #4. Now, you need to select the person with whom you wish to share the trip progress.
Google Maps is the biggest competitor of Apple Maps. Based on providing more accurate data, Google’s navigation app is slightly ahead of Apple’s.
With the addition of multiple all new features like the option to show parked car, avoid tolls and highways, Apple Maps has enormously improved in recent times. However, it needs to do more to challenge the supremacy of Google Maps.
Which is the better of the two? Share your views in the comments.
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