Google Maps is getting with the occasions on iOS, enabling iPhone and iPad house owners to share their reside location inside the iMessage software.
Throughout the subsequent few weeks, customers will have the ability to rapidly (and quickly) share their present whereabouts when texting with mates, household and work colleagues.
It’s all potential by way of the little app drawer inside iMessage that permits iOS/iPadOS customers to share snippets from apps they’ve put in on their gadget.
The reside location sharing function is one the rival Apple Maps app has had for fairly a while (by way of the Discover My app), and is right for these conditions the place you’d prefer to have somebody maintaining tabs. Nonetheless, for some purpose Google has resisted following go well with.
Now, together with different overdue options like a darkish mode and reside dwelling display widgets, Google is making amends with its newest replace.
The replace remains to be rolling out to all customers, however as soon as it’s accessible it’s simple to utilize. Right here’s the best way to share your real-time location in iMessage on Google Maps:
- 1) Open iMessage in your iPhone or iPad.
- 2) Swipe from proper to left to seek out Google Maps inside the app drawer on the backside of the show till you find the Google Maps icon.
- 3) Faucet Google Maps to load a view of your present location and hit ‘Share your actual time location for one hour’ If the present location displayed isn’t correct, you possibly can refresh it.
- 4) If you wish to share the present location (an current function), faucet that possibility.
After all, it’s potential to cease sharing the real-time location at any time, when you’re dwelling secure and sound, as an example. Once more, the function isn’t going to be reside for all customers but, however it’s nonetheless potential to share the present Google Maps co-ordinates, you’ll simply have to remain nonetheless for anybody to seek out you.