If you have an Android device, or want to share your location with someone who does, Google Maps allows you to share your real-time location on a temporary or continuous basis.

Here’s how to share your location:

  1. Open Google Maps on your device.
  2. Tap your profile photo in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Under the list of options that pops up, select Location sharing.
  4. Select a time duration between one and 12 hours or one full day.
    • You can also choose “Until you turn this off” which will share your location for up to 24 hours if you are sharing a link. If sharing to a Gmail account, this option will allow always-on location sharing.
  5. Select the contact(s) you wish to share with.
    • You can find more contacts by swiping all the way to the right and tapping More. It may ask you to allow access to your contacts.
    • On Android devices, you may be able to share via an app such as Telegram or Messages. This will send your location in the form of a link through the app you choose.
  6. After you make your selections, hit Share.

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