How to share live location with someone using Google Maps

Ever since WhatsApp announced its new privacy policy, there has been a constant buzz about how people are taking an interest in its rival apps — such as Signal — and how these three apps differ, especially in terms of the features that they offer.

Ditching WhatsApp would mean giving up on its features too and one of the highly-used features of WhatsApp is live location sharing that allows users to share their real-time location with others for a specific time period.

Thankfully, this feature is available on Google Maps too and since most of the smartphone users make use of Google Maps regularly, it makes sense to use the live location sharing feature on this app itself. Here is how you can share your real-time location with others using Google Maps:

1.Open Google Maps and sign in

2.Tap your profile picture on the top right corner

3.Tap on Location sharing

4.Tap the profile of the person you want to share your location with.

5.Alternatively, you can also tap Copy to clipboard after which a link to your location is copied.

6.Paste the link into a message in your text, email, or other messaging app and send it to the person you want to share your location with.

7.Choose how long you want to share your location.

8.Tap Share.