Google Maps will soon roll out location sharing features worldwide

23 March, 2017, 01:47 | Author: Rachel Hardy
  • Parking on Google Maps

It's a new little feature to add on to Google Maps, but how many people will actually use this?

Google Maps is introducing a feature to help curb some of this modern-day inconvenience by turning on real-time location sharing. First spotted by Android Police, when you tap the blue location dot on the map you'll see a new Save your parking option, which will let you chart your position right inside Maps. While the recipient of a user's location could pass that link onto a third party, Google will advise people to use the feature only with those they trust, said Ben Greenwood, a product manager for Google Maps. Tap option to share your real-time location and trip progress and they'll be in the know.

The announcement underscores the company's.ambition for Google Maps to be more than just a destination for maps and directions. Previously, a similar feature was available on Google Now, but it used your phone's sensor to assume when you've parked, which meant when you got off a bus or train, it would tell you you've parked somewhere. Apple's default Find My Friends app lets people locate your friends and family from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, or iCloud, and people can also share their whereabouts on iMessage, which pulls from Apple's Maps. Selecting it will save your location by placing a "P" icon on the map. "Sharing automatically ends when you arrive".

The feature, simply called Parking Location', is now only supported on Android devices. There will be an alert on the screen when the sharing option is on.

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Are you the kind of person that would lose their head if it wasn't attached?

Announced today and rolling out soon to all users, Google Maps is adding two new sharing features to its iOS app.

Seen in version v9.49 (the latest full version is 9.48.2), the new feature is as simple as most Maps tools.

It's not hard to imagine how Google's location sharing can make a lot of things easier.

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