How to Share Your Location, ETA Live Using Google Maps and WhatsApp on iPhone: Google has been working on improving Google Maps and adding features to its navigation apps. There may have been many trips where you have to share your current location with friends and family every next minute to coordinate with each other. For which you would give a call or send a message every minute, while everybody involved in making sense of the timing. Sometimes all that rumble becomes frustrating.
Well, Google thought of that and came up with the brilliant idea and added a feature to share your Location, ETA Live Using Google Maps through GMaps itself and iMessage & WhatsApp. Using this GMaps feature you can securely and privately share your ETA & live location directly with your friend or family, then they can track you by themselves without calling you.
How to Share Your Location, ETA Live Using Google Maps and WhatsApp on iPhone
How To Share Location Live With Google Maps On iPhone
Step 1: To share your location with others, launch Google Maps app and open the Menu from the right side. From the select Share Location option.
Step 2: From the pop-up select the “Time limit” or “Until you turn this off” option for which you want to share your real-time location with the particular person.
Step 3: Tap on Select People to select contacts you want to share your location with on iPhone. Then tap on the Share button. If the selected contact has linked their number to a Google account then they will receive the location as Google Maps notification else they will receive the real-time location as a link.
Step 4: Next you will see Share Location window where you can see all the recipient and your friend’s live location if they have also shared their location with you.
How To Stop Sharing Location With Google Maps
Step 1: To stop sharing your real life location, Open Share Location page in Google Maps.
Step 2: Tap the toggle button against individual person with whom you previously shared location.
How To Share Location Live Using WhatsApp On iPhone
Whatsapp has been one of the most popular media for sending messages, sharing images, gifs, and videos with friends. Moreover, users can share documents also. You can post statuses, make audio calls and video calls but these features you may have already used. But you may not have used the feature of sharing live location or current location through Whatsapp directly from iPhone.
WhatsApp lets you send your current location to friends and family which recipient can open in his own Google Maps or Apple Maps. Let us discuss the step-wise way of sharing your location on WhatsApp from iPhone.
Step 1: Launch WhatsApp and open the conversation with whom you want to share your location with.
Step 2: Tap on the “+” icon.
Step 3: From pop-up menu tap on Location. For first time users, WhatsApp will ask for permission to access your location. Grant the permission to proceed further.
Step 4: WhatsApp will detect your location from GPS itself and show it on the map. Here you can Share Live Location or Send your current location. If the location is correct then tap on Send Your Location button.
Step 5: The recipient will receive it as a message on WhatsApp. They can open it in WhatsApp or Google Maps and Apple Maps.
Step 6: To stop sharing live location on WhatsApp you can tap on Stop Sharing button under the previously shared “map icon message”.
That’s all you need to do to share your location via WhatsApp on iPhone.
Now that you’ve learned how to share location iPhone via WhatsApp, If you have any further queries about this topic or any other GMaps related query, do let us know in the comment section below!