Google Maps unveils new feature for real-time location sharing

Google Map’s New Feature:

Good news! For the travelers, the Google Maps, have recently unveiled its new feature for its users. Now, the users can share their real-time location with anyone. A web mapping service offered by the Google inc. provides the user with the satellite imagery, street maps, 360 deg. Panoramic views of streets.

Google Maps also offers real-time traffic conditions, Google Traffic, and route planning for the traveling foot, car, bicycle, or in public transport.

On Thursday, Google Maps has announced its new real-time location sharing feature, available for both iOS and Android. Now, the users will be able to share their real-time location with anyone, and, also, the people they share with will be able to see the location on Android, iPhone, mobile web, and desktop.

Google Maps unveils new feature for real-time location traffic sharingThe Google Maps use their own satellite to provide the web mapping services to its user. The satellites’ view is a “top-down” or “birds eye” view, providing a better view of the maps to its users.

The Google Maps is currently available both for the desktop and the smartphones.

In August 2013, it was determined to be the worlds’ most popular app for the smartphones, with over 54% of global smartphone owners using it at least once. With the new feature, the popularity of the Google map will definitely rise and with location sharing, you’ll be able to quickly let your friends and family know, where you are.

These features come in handy for the travelers, who are alone for most of the time. They can share their location with the family and friends. Also, the following feature will be very much helpful for the security services. The squad team who have to go to the toughest places to catch the criminals, it sometimes becomes very difficult to trace the location of the team member. With this feature, they can share their locations easily and can complete their task with an ease.

How to use:

To use this feature, all you need to do is just go to the Google maps.
Open the side menu or tap the blue dot that represents where you are.

Tap “Share location” and select who share it with and how long to share.

When you’re sharing your location, the people you’ve chosen to share with will see you on their map.  You also have the access to stop sharing your location with the others, you’ll see an icon reminding you that you are constantly sharing your location.

 

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