Track The Journey Of Your Friends Through Google Maps
One of the most difficult question to answer accurately is “approximately when you arrived here?”. The question was almost always thrown when you make an appointment with friends, family, or lover.You probably answered “about 15 minutes” or 30 minutes, or how many minutes was it. Though yourself do not know what are the trouble that will block the way.
Well, if you don’t want to be called “nonsense”, Google helps you by presenting directly location sharing features a.k.a real-time on a digital map service. This is a step further from the distribution point of share location, as compiled KompasTekno, Wednesday (03/22/2017) on Google press release.
Real-time tracking feature is going to available in two popular mobile platforms, Android and iOS. With real-time capabilities, you can directly monitor your friend or loved one journey/trip. This mechanism is the same as when you monitor Uber driver or booking orders. Thus, friends can understand your situation because you could not lie.
In addition to facilitate communication when appointments, this feature can also clear your suspicion to your girlfriend. When you are asked where your boyfriend/girlfriend, and they share their location in real-time, you can continue to monitor until the designated time.
So, how to operate it?
- First, open the Maps app that has been updated and select the menu located on the side or tap the little blue circle which showing where you are.
- And then, tap “Share Location” and select people who you like to share your locations. Make sure the person is connected as contacts on your Google account.
- Then, set how long you are sharing your locations. You can choose within minutes to hours. Once the duration is complete, your friends can no longer monitor your location in real-time.
Google Maps will give you a link that you need to share to your friends. You can choose via chat application preferences, such as WhatsApp or Line.
You can see anyone of your choice friends who actually monitor your journey. In the application screen will display an icon, right above the compass which will remind you that you’re actively sharing location. You can also set when to stop sharing your location, even though the duration set has not ended.
Real-time location sharing features is going to be available soon across the world gradually.