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Google Maps has arrived at the iMessage App Store. Hence, you can now share your current location on iMessage via Google Maps on your iPhone.

Once you have added Google Maps to iMessage app drawer, it's very easy to share the location. Though the whole process seems quite straightforward, not many folks would find it easy-going. Let me show you how it's done the right way!

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How to Share Location in iMessage Using Google Maps on iPhone and iPad

How to Share Current Location on iMessage via Google Maps on iPhone

Note: First off, make sure you have the latest version of Google Maps installed on your iOS device.

How to Add Google Maps to iMessage App Drawer on iPhone

You need to first add Google Maps to iMessage app drawer in order to share your location.

Step #1. Launch Messages app on your device and open any conversation.

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Step #2. Now, tap on the App Store button.

Tap on App Store Button in Messages App on iPhoneIf the keyboard is showing up, you need to tap on the arrow button then tap on App Store button.

Tap on Arrow Icon then App Store Button in Messages App on iPhone

Step #3. Next up, tap on the app drawer button at the bottom left corner.

Tap on App Drawer in Messages App on iPhone

Step #4. Now, tap on Store button.

Tap on Store Button in Messages App on iPhone

Step #5. Tap on Manage tab at the top.

Tap on Manage in Messages App Store on iPhone

Step #6. Turn on the switch next to Google Maps → Tap on Done at the top right corner to confirm.

Allow iMessage to Access Google Maps on iPhone

Share Location on iMessage via Google Maps

Make sure to allow Google Maps to Access your location. To do so;

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  • Tap on Settings → Tap on Privacy.

Tap on Settings Then Privacy on iPhone 7 Plus

  • Tap on Location Services.

Tap on Location Services in iPhone 7 Plus Settings

  • Tap on Google Maps.

Tap on Google Maps in Location Services on iPhone

  • Tap on While using App.

Enable Location for Google Maps while using App

Step #1. Open Messages app → Tap on App Store button.

Tap on App Store Button in Messages App on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on app drawer icon at the bottom left corner.

Tap on App Drawer in Messages App on iPhoneStep #3. Now, find Google Maps and tap on it.

Tap on Google Maps in Messages App on iPhoneStep #4. Check out your current location on the map. Tap on the Send button.

Share Location in iMessage Using Google Maps on iPhone

That's it!

Wrap Up

There is a way you can automatically add apps (which work with iMessage) to your app drawer so that you won't need to go through the long process of adding them. We have made a complete guide about how to use Message app in iOS 10. Make sure to check it out if you haven't yet thoroughly explored the app. By the way, what's your take on sharing location via Google Maps on iMessage?

You would love to have a quick look How to share live location and trip progress via Google Maps, and how to change voice search language in Google Maps on iPhone.

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